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    F-35 Airshows

    Partnerships Soar at International Airshows

    Global partnerships are essential to the success of the F-35 Lightning II.

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  • Philip Dunne, UK Minister for Defence Equipment Support and Technology

    Philip Dunne, UK Minister for Defence Equipment Support and Technology

    November 24, 2014 // OfficialsPoliticians
    "Looking to the future, the investment we are making in the F-35 aircraft will ensure we are securing the skies for decades to come, providing the UK with the latest stealth technology and multi-role aircraft capability. Not only does our investment in these next generation aircraft afford us air superiority, but the UK’s tier one status in the entire programme provides UK industry with a unique opportunity to produce world-leading products, technologies and manufacturing expertise for coming decades. The aircraft will be a powerful testament to the strength and capability of British industry. In addition, with the aircraft being supported and operated from RAF Marham, this will create job opportunities for the local community, as well as maintaining its key role as an RAF operating and engineering sustainment base which will support the military and civilian workforce for years to come."

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  • Michael Fallon, UK Defence Secretary

    Michael Fallon, UK Defence Secretary

    October 28, 2014 // OfficialsPoliticians
    "Today’s announcement is a major step forward. The Lightning II will equip the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force with a highly advanced multi-role stealth combat aircraft, operating from both our new Queen Elizabeth class carriers and land bases. These aircraft will form part of the first UK-based squadron of F-35s, which will take up station at RAF Marham in 2018. This programme is also bringing substantial industrial benefits to the UK, providing thousands of skilled jobs in the UK aerospace industry."

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  • U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Utah

    U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Utah

    October 16, 2014 // Politicians
    "The capabilities of the F-35 fighter jet are unparalleled, and it was great to see firsthand some of our country’s next generation fighter jets being built. The jet is being built with care in Texas and will be flown and sustained by some of our Air Force’s finest at Hill [Air Force Base]. It’s been a long road and I enjoyed seeing the first of many F-35s at Hill last September for depot work and I look forward to seeing the aircraft flying in Utah next year as part of the Air Force’s first operational squadron."

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  • U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina

    October 15, 2014 // Politicians
    "When it comes to freedom, I don't want a fair fight. I want us to be best. F-35 meets that need."

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  • U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Texas

    U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Texas

    September 05, 2014 // Politicians
    "The F35 is an essential airplane and weapons system in our arsenal. The F35 is going to be fine."

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  • U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina

    August 12, 2014 // Politicians
    "I applaud the decision by the F-35 Joint Program Office to support construction of this critical Vertical Lift Fan Repair and Test Facility at FRC East. The F-35B represents the future of aviation for the Marine Corps, and this new VLF facility will ensure that our fleet remains in top operating condition at all times with the most cutting edge, reliable repair technology. I fought to get the F-35B's out of probation, into production and brought to FRC East because these planes are critical to our national security, and the construction of this facility will help maintain fleet readiness and create jobs in North Carolina."

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  • Rep. Jack Williams, Alabama House of Representatives

    Rep. Jack Williams, Alabama House of Representatives

    June 16, 2014 // Politicians
    "While American air superiority is a global fact today, there is no guarantee it will be maintained in the future. That’s why the Pentagon is investing now to replace our country’s aging fleet of fourth-generation fighters with the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II, a process that injects more than $12 million into Alabama’s economy. Our current fleet of aircraft has served us well, from the mid-1970s when the first fourth-generation fighter went into service (F-14 Tomcat), to today. But the F-35 is what will carry us into the future. It is a multi-role combat aircraft that combines radar-evading stealth technology with supersonic speed capabilities and fighter agility. The aircraft tracks and transmits data from its entire battle space so threats can be identified, shared with coalition forces and neutralized quickly from long-range. [...] The bottom line is this: the fourth generation fighters just cannot keep up in this dangerous world, but the F-35 Lightning II Program will help our country stay safe long into the future."

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  • U.S. Kay Granger

    Kay Granger, U.S. Representative

    June 12, 2014 // Politicians
    "I will fight to strengthen our district’s contribution to the security of this country and be a vocal supporter of important weapons programs, including the F-22, H-1, V-22, and Joint Strike Fighter. These programs are integral to our national security and play a vital role in our military’s offensive and defensive strategies."

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  • Rep. Rick Perales

    Rep. Rick Perales, Ohio House of Representatives

    May 26, 2014 // Politicians
    "Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Greene and Montgomery counties is leading the way by managing the research, development, testing and procurement of some of the most advanced technological weapons systems to arm our war fighters. One such weapon system is the F-35, the world’s only multi-role, fifth-generation stealth fighter with unmatched capabilities. Ohio’s historic and ever-expanding defense and aerospace sector is contributing significantly to the F-35 program. From Cincinnati to Cuyahoga Falls, there are more than 3,000 direct and indirect jobs related to the F-35 in Ohio."

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  • Steve Cope, former mayor of Tullahoma, Tennessee

    Steve Cope, former mayor of Tullahoma, Tennessee

    May 15, 2014 // PoliticiansSupporters
    "The jobs of tomorrow are already underway in Tennessee today — building parts for our country's newest fighter jet: the F-35 Lightning II. [...] Even the initial low-rate production of the F-35 will support more than 140 direct and indirect jobs in our state. Tennessee companies like Tevet in Mosheim and Goodrich Landing Gear in my hometown of Tullahoma are all benefiting from this important new project and offering good-paying jobs."

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