October 29, 2009 / 9:36 PM / 10 years ago

Lockheed gets $474.2 mln F-22 fighter contract

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has been awarded a $474.2 million U.S. Air Force contract for four more F-22 fighter aircraft and related work as production heads toward an end, the Defense Department said Thursday.

Under the fiscal 2010 defense authorization act signed into law Wednesday by President Barack Obama, the United States is capping production at 187 of the premier U.S. fighter aircraft.

Reporting by Jim Wolf; Editing Bernard Orr

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