U.K. Urges U.S. to Complete Approval for Lockheed F-35 Jets

  • Defense Minister says commitment remains firm for 138 jets
  • Fallon says there is no alternative to buying F-35B models

A Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 performs during its flying display on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 in Farnborough, U.K., on July 12.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The U.K. is pressing the Pentagon to wrap up negotiations over the next two contracts for the largest purchase of Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 aircraft to date, a potential $15 billion deal, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said.

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