Taking Over the Controls of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II
What’s it like to fly the world’s most advanced military aircraft? Members of the media and invited guests found out May 28 as Lockheed Martin brought its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator to Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.
Before taking the controls of the most flexible, technologically sophisticated fighter ever built, they also heard about the F-35’s role in protecting national security and the program’s economic impact across the U.S. and within Arizona.
Guest speakers Carey Smith, President of Honeywell’s Defense & Space business, and U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego from Arizona’s 7th Congressional District noted the ways that impact is felt.
“With the forecasted aircraft build rates expected to triple in three years, the F-35 program is one of the main growth engines for the Honeywell Aerospace Defense & Space business,” Smith told attendees. “We are proud to be on this Lockheed Martin team, and we look forward to supporting the growth of this next-generation aircraft that will protect our nation and allies for decades to come.”Read the full article from Honeywell.