Lockheed Making Progress in Lowering F-35 Costs, CEO Tells Trump

Trump Takes to Twitter to Talk Lockheed, Boeing

Lockheed Martin Corp. has made progress in reducing costs of the F-35 fighter and is committed to “delivering an affordable aircraft” to the U.S. and its allies, the company’s chief executive officer said she told President-elect Donald Trump today.

Marillyn Hewson, who heads the world’s largest defense company, discussed the Pentagon’s costliest weapons system during a face-to-face meeting today on Trump’s Florida estate. She described the talks as “productive” in an e-mailed statement Wednesday.

“I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the importance of the F-35 program and the progress we’ve made in bringing the costs down,” Hewson said.

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