Lockheed Martin CEO Comments on Recent Meeting with President-elect Trump

“I just had a great meeting with President-elect Trump on the F-35 program. I share his view that we must deliver this critical capability for our men and women in uniform at the lowest possible cost to our taxpayers.

“I told him that we are close to a deal on a new contract that reduces the price for the next 90 aircraft significantly. This deal would also create 1,800 new jobs at our Fort Worth, Texas, facility and thousands more throughout our U.S. supply base.

“I also had the opportunity to share some of our ideas on how to continue to drive the cost down in the F-35. 

“I look forward to continuing to work together with President-elect Trump to drive the costs down on this critical military capability.”

Marillyn Hewson
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Lockheed Martin