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Minister for Defence – Boost for Australian defence and aerospace industries

Australian Department of Defence // December 18, 2014

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today welcomed the announcement by the US Department of Defense that Australia has been selected to provide support to Joint Strike Fighters (F-35) in the Asia Pacific Region.

Senator Johnston said with the JSF Program now maturing, the focus was increasingly turning to sustainment and how the aircraft would be supported around the globe.

“The US Department of Defense has determined that Australian industry will provide support to both JSF airframes and engines in the Asia Pacific region,” Senator Johnston said.

Read the full release from the Australian Department of Defence.

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