Business Insider/Reuters: Pentagon gives the green light to Lockheed Martin for 200 helicopters that cost as much as F-35s
April 4 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp received Pentagon approval on Tuesday to begin production of CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for the U.S. marines, the Department of Defense said on Tuesday.
The award includes 200 helicopters, each costing $87 million on average and $105 million including spare parts and certain service contracts, a Defense Department official had told Reuters last week.
The $27 billion program also includes more than $6 billion in research and development costs.
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