FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Lockheed Martin snagged a nearly $2 billion contract for services relating to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Air Systems.

The Department of Defense announced the $1,926,811,724 contract on New Year’s Eve.

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Workers in Fort Worth will see most of the benefits as 61% of the work will take place at the Fort Worth facility, boosting the local economy and creating jobs.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (courtesy: Lockheed Martin)

The contract includes maintenance on the next generation fighter jet and other services.

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