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Eighth batch of F-35s ordered

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Lockheed Martin will be producing an eighth batch of 43 F-35 Lightning fighters after reaching a $4 billion agreement with the Pentagon last week. 

The deal would provide jet-fighters for both the US and its allies, with 27 going to America to become part of its planned collection of 1763 of the planes. Two will go to Israel, four to Japan, four to the United Kingdom, two for Norway and two for Italy. 

Production on the eighth batch will begin in 2016, with the latest set the cheapest ever, costing 3.6 per cent less per plane that the seventh. More than 100 F-35s have been completed so far, and by the time the eighth batch is complete more than 200 F-35s will be in operation between eight nations. 

The F-35 Lightning is a state-of-the-art, versatile multi-role stealth fighter. Capable of producing up to 191 kilo-newtons of thrust, the F-35 has been tested up to speeds of 1930 kilometres per hour (Mach 1.6) and has a maximum range of 2220 kilometres. Armed with a gatling gun, six missile hard-points and two bomb-bays, the F-35 can carry up to 8.1 tonnes of weaponry.  

The news coincides with reports that Israel is also looking to place a second order of F-35s, bringing its total complement to 44. Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon placed the order for an additional 25 of the aircraft during a visit to the United States during mid-October.

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