Lockheed Martin wins $423 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

FILE PHOTO: F-35 Lightning II releases an inert 1,000 lb. GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) separation weapon over water in an Atlantic test range in Patuxent River Maryland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N> is being awarded a $423 million U.S. defense contract for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 10 F-35 Lightning II aircraft, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)