F-35 Orders Pile Up as Lockheed Strike Drags On
Reuters reports that Lockheed brings on even more workers to replace striking machinists at the Joint Strike Fighter plant. Lockheed succeeds in having three union labor complaints dismissed, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports and adds that the union plans to appeal the dismissal. DoD Buzz says the F-35 program is in no real political danger. The Marines want to stand up the first operational F-35B squadron by November, FlightGlobal reports. Lockheed received a $489 million advance acquisition contract from NAVAIR to provide long lead-time parts for 35 more F-35s, including six F-35Bs for the Marine Corps and four F-35Cs for the Navy. Meanwhile, Norway signs up for the program, Aviation Week reports.
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