Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT] disclosed that it has presented F-35 best and final offer (BAFO) on April 29, 2021, to the Finnish government. It has been presented in the provision of its competition to substitute its current fighter fleet. The F-35 submission is a complete bundle that comprises F-35A aircraft. It is an upkeep solution personalized to fulfill Finnish security of supply requirements to maintain all operational demands if in a closed border scenario.
Furthermore, the BAFO also comprises many unique prospects for the Finnish industry to work directly on F-35 production and sustenance. The firm disclosed that F-35 will offer high technology job openings that no other rivals can offer to the Finnish government. Finland will back its own F-35s. It will directly back the worldwide fleet of F-35s through the creation of major components.
Additionally, F-35 has also been chosen by 13 nations and work from 27 bases globally. It has nine nations operating F-35s on their homeland. More than 630 F-35s are in service today, with more than 1,300 pilots and 10,380 upholders proficient on the aircraft.
Features of F-35
F-35 is the most sophisticated, survivable, and connected aircraft in the world. It has stealth technology, supersonic speed, sophisticated sensors, weapons capacity, and amplified range. It is also the most reasonable solution for the Finnish Air Force’s future fighter fleet. Moreover, it is the only 5th Generation fighter at the price of 4th Generation aircraft.