Lockheed Martin threatens to shift F-35 contracts away from Canadian companies

A Lockheed Martin executive with the company’s F-35 program said his firm is studying whether to shift work away from Canadian companies.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (mock-up), Canada - Air Force AN1753011
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The F-35 supply chain contracts are tied to the number of aircraft purchased by partner nations, Canada so far has yet to place an order for the fighter.

Jack Crisler, Lockheed’s vice president of business development for the F-35 program, disclosed that other partner nations have been pressuring his firm to shift more work to their countries.

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