Canadian industry has more than $1 billion in industrial opportunities already contracted for the F-35 Lightning II program – more than double Canada’s current investment in the F-35. Canadian companies have played a large part in the development and production of the F-35, resulting in hundreds of Canadian jobs. And the program will continue to bring manufacturing and production opportunities to Canada, with an estimated 50,000 jobs created over the life of the program.
As the F-35 transitions into full-rate production, opportunities for Canadian industry will evolve and endure throughout the life cycle of the program. Canadian industry has the opportunity to produce and sustain components and systems to a fleet that is expected to grow to more than 4,000 aircraft.