Lockheed shares sink further on Trump’s F-35 threat

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An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter prepares to take off from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean in this U.S. Navy picture taken October 4, 2015. Picture taken October 4, 2015. Two Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets wrapped up a second round of successful test flights off the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier on Friday, a key milestone toward operational use of the jets by the U.S. Navy in coming years.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jameson E. Lynch/Handout via Reuters   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTS3TCI

UPDATE 1-Lockheed shares sink further on Trump’s F-35 threat

Business Insider
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New York Times
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