Lockheed Martin said Tuesday that it would slow production of the F-35 fighter jet due to coronavirus-related disruption to supply chains.
The slowdown could delay delivery of 18 to 24 of the jets.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin said on Tuesday it will slow production of its stealthy F-35 fighter jets at its Texas facility, possibly delaying delivery of between 18 and 24 jets due to a parts shortage as the coronavirus hampers production across the jet’s vast supply chain.
Greg Ulmer, who runs Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, told Reuters in an interview that “we’re going to slow the production rate down for about two to three months.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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