Lockheed Martin is to study air vehicle changes on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) sought by international customers, as part of a $602 million contract announced on 10 November. The USA and UK will lead a team of eight international partners including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Turkey. An international compatibility analysis conducted last year compiled the design changes proposed by international customers, and led to a research and development plan during the system design and development (SDD) phase. The project will be funded from the $4.5 billion that the eight partners have committed to the SDD phase.

Source: Flight International