Lockheed wins $562 million contract to modify F-22 fighter

WASHINGTON Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:06pm EST

The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolls out of the assembly plant during a ceremony marking the occasion at the Lockheed Martin Plant in Marietta , Georgia, December 13, 2011. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolls out of the assembly plant during a ceremony marking the occasion at the Lockheed Martin Plant in Marietta , Georgia, December 13, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has won a contract valued at up to $562 million to provide nine months of support, logistics and modifications for the stealthy F-22 fighter jet, the Pentagon announced on Friday.

The contract, which includes reliability and maintainability upgrades, runs through September 30, it said in a daily digest of major weapons contracts.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa. Editing by Andre Grenon)

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