F-35 notification from USA to Ankara |  NTV

New participant in F-35 program | NTV

The United States made a $23 million 18,589 contract with the Lockeheed Martin defense company for Japan’s participation in the F-35 program.

In the Navy’s announcements included in the US Department of Defense’s (Pentagon) daily tender announcements, “A contract with Fort Worth, Texas-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of $23,18,589 cost plus fixed fee has been entered into.

This contract provides for the integration of a country subject to a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and country-specific program support for F-35 aircraft production, modifications, logistics and maintenance efforts.


In the announcement, which stated that the country in question was Japan, it was stated that the contract would be completed in March 2025, while the contract price was covered by Japan.

Japan entered into a $23 billion purchase negotiation with the United States to buy the F-35A and F-35B series.


After Turkey’s participation in the F-35 program was suspended in July 2019, 8 participating countries remained in the program.

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