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Posted 10/23/2014 07:00 PM ET

Lockheed Seen Signing $4 Bil Deal For More F-35s

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) reached a deal with the Pentagon Thursday for an eighth batch of F-35 fighters, sources told Reuters.

The pact, worth about $4 billion, is for 43 more jets. The new contract will lower the cost of the stealth warplane by about 3% and includes jets to be built for the U.S. military, Britain and other U.S. allies.

Last week, United Technologies' (NYSE:UTX) Pratt & Whitney division — which makes the engines for the F-35 — signed a deal with the Pentagon to provide a seventh batch of F135 engines.

In September, Pratt & Whitney said that the seventh and eighth engine batches are expected to be 7%-8% cheaper than the prior batch.

Also last month, Lockheed said that it expects per-unit costs for the F-35 to fall to $80 million-$85 million by 2019, down from the current unit cost of $115 million.

Lockheed shares ticked up 0.6% after hours.

The Aerospace/Defense group is ranked No. 79 out of the 197 industry groups that IBD tracks.

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