Lockheed Martin wins a $712 million US defense contract: Pentagon

The F-35 Lightning II production line at Lockheed Martin's facility in Fort Worth, Texas. 
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The F-35 Lightning II production line at Lockheed Martin's facility in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $712 million U.S. defense contract for the development of advanced hardware in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, the Pentagon said on Thursday.