|The U.S. Department of Defense has stopped accepting most deliveries of F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) because of a dispute over who will cover costs for fixing a production error. Deliveries were paused over a dispute as to who will pay for what will likely be a complex and expensive logistical fix that could require technicians to travel widely to mend aircraft based around the world. |
The delivery pause is just the latest of many production issues that have arisen in the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program. Lockheed says it will deliver 91 aircraft for 2018.