Lockheed wins $2B in F-35 contracts with work in Orlando

Central Florida has landed its first massive defense deal of the new year.

Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) on Dec. 30 won a $1.9 billion U.S. Navy contract, with 25% of the work taking place in Orlando. The contract, expected to finish in December of this year, calls for maintenance services, supply chain operations and other tasks related to the servicing of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Read more here.