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Exclusive: Pentagon's budget plan funds 404 Lockheed F-35 jets - sources

06/02 01:36 CET

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department plans to buy 404 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets over the next five years, a net decrease of 5 to 7 percent from last year's plan, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. The orders will amount to about $40 billion in new revenue for Lockheed, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, and engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United…

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