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Lockheed Martin can earn a $52.5 million extra pay-day this year on the F-35 program, according to a post on The DEW Line blog.
Author Stephen Trimble suggests this "may seem like chump-change compared to the roughly $11.4 billion in the Fiscal 2011 budget for F-35, but these days a defense contractor will gladly take anything it can get."
He adds that the list also helps clarify what the F-35 joint program office thinks are some of the most important objectives for the struggling program to achieve in 2011.