July 7, 2016 / 9:25 PM / 3 years ago

Lockheed Martin wins $560 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

An un-cut ribbon is attached to the new Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, before the official opening, at the company's headquarters in Ampthill near Bedford, Britain June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp is being awarded a $559.5 million contract to support production of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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