Lockheed Lands F-35 Jet Fighter Deal With South Korea

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday the Republic of South Korea has formally announced its decision to purchase Lockheed’s F-35 Lightning II aircraft as part of the country’s F-X fighter acquisition program.

The announcement comes after January reports said South Korea would sign a 7.4 trillion won ($6.9 billion) deal to purchase 40 F-35 jets from Lockheed to replace its aging fighter fleet. The deal is expected close some time in the third quarter of 2014 with procurement set to begin in 2018.

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