Economic Impact

Powering Job Creation for America and its Allies

Lockheed Martin's F-35 is delivering more than just air combat superiority to the men and women of the United States armed forces. As an added benefit for the nation's economy, it's simultaneously delivering tens of thousands of high paying, high quality jobs to American workers across the country, and around the world.

According to standard industry accepted economic forecasting, the multirole 5th generation stealth fighter is responsible for more than 254,000 direct and indirect U.S. jobs.

Equally impressive to the program's job creation prowess is the sheer size of its economic footprint. The Lockheed Martin F-35 program teams with nearly 1,900 domestic suppliers in 45 states and Puerto Rico to produce thousands of components from highly sophisticated radar sensors to the aircraft's mid fuselage.