Israel to receive F-35 air vehicle deliveries

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for procurement of initial air vehicle spares for F-35 air vehicle deliveries in support of the government of Israel.

Dan Levin, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, pilots BF-3 on its 691st flight for a flutter and buffet test mission on Feb. 1 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River with external weapons. Photo by Dane Wiedmann/U.S. Navy.
Dan Levin, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, pilots BF-3 on its 691st flight for a flutter and buffet test mission on Feb. 1 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River with external weapons. Photo by Dane Wiedmann/U.S. Navy.

The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at $13.9 million, the Pentagon said in a press release.

The agreement between the Navy and Lockheed Martin taps the company to provide initial air vehicle spares to include endurance spares packages for Israel.

Work on the contract will occur in multiple locations within the United States and foreign countries and is expected to be completed in December 2021.

The total amount of the contract will be obligated to Lockheed Martin at time of award, which will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year, according to the Pentagon.

By James LaPorta