© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Lockheed Martin’s logo is seen during Japan Aerospace 2016 air show in Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. awarded defense contracts to companies on Friday, including one of over a billion dollars to Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:), the Department of Defense said in a statement.
“This contract procures long lead time materials, parts, components, and efforts necessary to maintain on-time production and delivery of 118 Lot 18 aircraft F-35 aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S Department of Defense participants, and Foreign Military Sales customers,” the department said on the $1.05 billion Lockheed contract.