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Lockheed Martin's F-35 Could Be Delayed by Three Years

Lockheed Martin Corp.%u2019s (LMT) new F-35 fighter jet could be delayed by as long as three years, with development costs soaring by as much as $5 billion, Reuters reported. The Pentagon has estimated the cost of the F-35 program could top $380 billion, its most expensive weapons program ever. The program was restructured earlier this year, adding 13 months to the development phase.

Lockheed Profits Fly Past Estimates

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin posted higher fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations, boosted by sales of its fighter jets and satellite systems. The earnings per share results, however, were boosted by a share buyback.