Posts tagged as fifth-generation aircraft

After Years of Setbacks, Lockheed Martin Delivers 300th F-35 to US Military

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lockheed Martin has manufactured and delivered its 300th F-35 aircraft to the US military, the firm announced Monday, just months after the Pentagon ceased deliveries of the jet. In April, the US Defense Department halted acceptance of the fifth-generation aircraft over a financial dispute. Specifically, Lockheed and the DoD disagreed about who should cover the costs of a production line failure that led to aircraft coming off the assembly line with corrosion issues on their exterior panels. The…