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>> The US Department of Defense has stopped accepting most deliveries of F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin that cost nearly $95 million each. Sources telling Reuters Wednesday that the two parties had disputed over who would cover costs for fixing a production error found last year on more than 200 of the jets.
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The pentagon stopped accepting F-35s for 30 days last fall after discovering corrosion on the planes. Once a fix had been devised, the deliveries resumed and Lockheed hit it's target aircraft delivery numbers for 2017. Now, sources say deliveries are being paused once again over a dispute on who will pay for the complex logistical fix that could require technicians to travel widely to mend aircrafts around the world.
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So far at least two foreign governments have stopped accepting F-35s as a result of the issue. The disruption in deliveries comes at a time when the Trump administration has criticized the high cost of the fighter jets including this tweet right after winning the election. Saying, the F-35 program and cost is out of control.
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Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military and other purchases after January 20th. In February 2017, Lockheed gave into pressure from Trump and slashed the prices on a new batch of 90 planes. The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comments.