Lockheed Martin has confirmed that the company is submitting the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to replace Finland's fleet of Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets in a programme known as HX.
The confirmation of the company's bid comes shortly after the F-35A was shown at the Turku Air Show in Finland.
Lockheed Martin reached a "handshake agreement" with the US Department of Defense's F-35 Joint Program Office on 11 June to reduce costs of the aircraft in the low rate initial production Lot 13 to below USD80 million per aircraft, which also includes engine and fees.
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