Defense Department and Lockheed Martin officials announced
they've reached a "handshake deal" on the sixth and seventh low-rate
initial production lots for the F-35 strike fighter, July 30, 2013. The agreement
in principle covers 71 F-35 air vehicles for the United States and foreign
an Air Force F-35A from Eglin AFB, Fla., flies with a KC-135 tanker during a refueling
mission off the coast of northwest Florida, May 14th, 2013.
Air Force photo by MSgt. Donald R. Allen
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