Lockheed Team Wins Presidential Chopper

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    The entire helicopter will be assembled where I work in Amarillo, TX. Then it will be flown to Owego, NY (where the high tech avionics packages will be installed) and delivered to the Marines (HMX-1) from there.

    The competition’s (Sikorsky H-92) aircraft actually had/has a lower American made content than the Lockheed-Martin/Bell Helicopter version (US101), only the design is foreign (British). The 101 will be made in America, so Rep. Rosa DeLauro needs to get her facts straight.

    Honestly, I have enough to do at work, this just means more work for me and the same old pay.
     
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    The Donald haggles down the Lockheed F-35 price per jet...

    Lockheed Credits Trump as Price Per Jet Falls in Latest F-35 Batch
    February 3, 2017 - The Defense Department announced an $8.2 billion deal for the latest batch of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on Friday, known as Low Rate Initial Production 10.
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    Lockheed trims costs for F-35, most expensive plane ever
    February 3, 2017 | Washington - Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon on Friday said the next batch of F-35 stealth fighters, the most expensive planes in history, will be produced at a reduced cost. They announced $728 million in savings after President Donald Trump publically upbraided Lockheed over "out of control" costs, although most of the savings were already planned ahead of his involvement, during a months-long contract negotiation.

     
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    From the thread title I thought a bunch of Lockheed workers had won an Obama lottery - a little "going away" fund raiser......
     

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