By Al Brown, The Chicago Times
January 8, 2022
FORT WORTH, TX – On January 3, Lockheed Martin announced it has exceeded 2021 delivery goals for 2021. The aerospace giant delivered three more F-35s than planned in 2021 to the United States and other international customers.
According to Lockheed Martin, 142 F-35s, out an original order of 139, were delivered to customers. The extra three fighter jets will be applied to the 2022 order year, which is predicted to exceed deliveries of 150 fighters.
Despite labor and supply shortages due to the pandemic, Lockheed Martin is on track to ramp up production to 156 F-35s per year along with a steady supply of replacement parts.