Lockheed Martin hopes to assemble jets in Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is visiting the Greenville area for a ribbon cutting for a new Lockheed Martin production facility. Graham is scheduled to join other officials Tuesday for a ribbon cutting as the company tries to win an Air Force contract to assemble 350...

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is visiting the Greenville area for a ribbon cutting for a new Lockheed Martin production facility.

Graham is scheduled to join other officials Tuesday for a ribbon cutting as the company tries to win an Air Force contract to assemble 350 supersonic jets during the next decade.

The Greenville News reports the company plans to start flying two of the new T-50A supersonic aircraft out of its Greenville County facility by early next year.

The company is vying for the Air Force contract said to be worth as much as $12 billion.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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