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Lockheed’s F-35 contracts require vouches for fixes (access required)

As negotiations drag on over Lockheed Martin Corp.’s biggest U.S. contracts yet to build F-35 jets, one potential impediment hasn’t attracted public attention: a congressional requirement that the Air Force secretary certify the fighter will be in top shape within two years. Lawmakers withheld $1 billion of about $5.3 billion the service requested for F-35s this ...