Lockheed Talks Up F-22 to Save Jobs

by: Matthew Potter
February 4, 2009

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The International Herald Tribune reports that Lockheed Martin has been making the case to continue production of the advanced aircraft. The aircraft has reached the end of its orders and is waiting for President Obama to decide if more are required. The Defense Department had last year placed an order for the long lead materials for another four aircraft. The company has been pressing for an order of 20 more in 2009. The company claims almost 100,000 jobs are related to production of the aircraft and several Senators and Congressman have written on the program’s behalf to the administration. The decision needs to be made by 1 March to exercise the option on the contract.

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