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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp () said on Thursday it has reached its 2018 target to deliver 91 F-35 fighter jets to the United States and its allies, as the defense contractor built 38 percent more jets this year.
Lockheed Martin said that in 2019 it aims to deliver more than 130 F-35s representing a 40 percent increase in production over 2018. The Bethesda, Maryland-based weapons maker is aiming for annual production to more than 160 jets in 2023.
Other U.S. allies have been eyeing a purchase of the stealthy jet. Potential new customers include Finland, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates.
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