June 19, 2017

Lockheed close to massive F-35 fighter jet deal with 11 nations

Aircraft maker Lockheed Martin is nearing a massive deal to sell 440 of its F-35 fighter jets to 11 nations, including the U.S.

The deal includes all three variations of the sophisticated F-35 Lightning II jet, a Lockheed spokesman said Monday.

One version of the next generation stealth fighter is able to hover.

News of the impending deal emerged at the Paris Air Show, a gigantic aviation industry event at which aircraft makers show off their new planes to potential buyers.

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