|Quoting Powerslide (Reply 1):|
Of course he would say that, he needs to say positive things to keep advancing in his military career, because if you aren't a "team player" in the military, you don't go far. He is obviously paid by Lockheed.
|Quoting kanban (Reply 7):|
Talk is cheap.. let's see them sign a contract and transfer some cash before counting the chickens. (same with Singapore.)
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $40,200,000 fixed-price-incentive (firm-target), advance-acquisition contract to provide long lead-time parts, materials and components required for the delivery of four Low Rate Initial Production Lot VIII F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Takeoff and Landing aircraft for the government of Japan. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in February 2014. Foreign Military Sales contract funds in the amount of $40,200,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-4. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-13-C-0014).
|Quoting kanban (Reply 9):|
That is not a contract with the Japanese Government, that's a long lead procurement that can be reallocated if the Japanese contract isn't forthcoming.. You have a contract with the US government to buy components..that is all.
|Quoting ThePointblank (Reply 10):|
The Japanese government does not have direct commercial contact with Lockheed Martin.