Pentagon and Lockheed Martin re-adjust F-35 delivery Programme

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin re-adjust F-35 delivery Programme
Pentagon and Lockheed Martin re-adjust F-35 delivery Programme

The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) and the Lockheed Martin have agreed on an F-35 production rebaseline that ensures predictability and stability in the production process while recovering the aircraft shortfall realized over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.


With this agreement, Lockheed Martin is scheduled to deliver 133–139 F-35s in 2021. Company spokesperson Laura Siebert said that Lockheed Martin has delivered 90 F-35s so far in 2021 and 701 in total.
Lockheed Martin is projected to deliver 151–153 aircraft in 2022, which is less than what the negotiations earlier in 2021 had indicated. 
Lockheed Martin anticipates delivering 156 F-35s beginning in 2023, and for the foreseeable future, according to a statement.