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Lockheed Martin awarded $7 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

FILE PHOTO: A Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth fighter is seen on the USS Wasp (LHD 1) amphibious assault carrier during their operation in the waters off Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N> has been awarded a $7 billion modification to a contract providing for 114 F-35 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, and the governments of Norway, Australia and Italy, the Pentagon said on Monday.

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler)