F-35 JSF Team Holds Briefing at Farnborough Air Show

JULY 23, 2002, 10:30EDT
FARNBOROUGH, England, -- F-35 Joint Strike Fighter team members emphasized the importance of global participation in the program, as they introduced an historic lineup of international F-35 partners during a briefing at the Farnborough International Air Show.

The presentation, entitled "Unveiling the Future: The Joint Strike Fighter International Team - Global Team, Global Commitment, Global Value," highlighted the program's commitment to deliver a truly international weapon system through a global team. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Hudson, director of the U.S. Department of Defense F-35 JSF program; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company President Dain Hancock; and JSF General Manager Tom Burbage hosted the briefing, which featured senior officials from the F-35 JSF program's eight participating countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Denmark and Norway.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. is developing the F-35 along with along with principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, and the countries that have joined the program this year.

"We are delighted to have these countries as full-fledged members of the Joint Strike Fighter team, and we look forward to seeing our strong relationships flourish as we build a terrific fighter aircraft," Hudson said. "This is truly a marriage between governments and industry that will ultimately result in the deployment of a highly capable, interoperable JSF by the armed forces of our partner nations."

Supporting Lockheed Martin Corporation's theme, "Partnership Makes a World of Difference," the briefing gave a glimpse of the program's impact on the future of international industrial and security cooperation. The next-generation F-35 is a stealthy (radar-evading), supersonic multi-role fighter designed to meet the U.S. government's requirements for a new generation of transformational weapons. The single-engine JSF will be manufactured in three versions: a conventional-takeoff-and-landing (CTOL) variant for the U.S. Air Force, an aircraft-carrier version (CV) for the U.S. Navy, and a short-takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) version for the U.S. Marine Corps.

"Lockheed Martin is proud to return to Farnborough with an international team that is setting the standard for technological advances and is rewriting the book on acquisition and business practices," Burbage said. "From the start, JSF has been an international program and I am confident that this program will succeed as a result of international cooperation."

The cornerstone of the F-35 is affordability, achieved in large part through a very high level of common parts and systems across the three versions of the aircraft. The F-35 is designed to replace aging fighter inventories, including U.S. Air Force A-10s and F-16s, U.S. Navy F/A-18s, U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers and F/A-18s, and United Kingdom Harrier GR.7s and Sea Harriers.

The Farnborough Air Show, historically a prime showcase for Lockheed Martin and other aerospace manufacturers, continues through July 26.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leader in the design, development, systems integration, production, and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F-22, F-35 JSF, F-117, T-50, C-5, C-130, C-130J, P-3, S-3 and U-2.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corp., headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. Employing about 125,000 people worldwide, Lockheed Martin had 2001 sales of $24 billion.

For information on Lockheed Martin Corporation, visit: www.lockheedmartin.com.

For information on Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, visit: www.lmaeronautics.com.

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Wire News provided by   

Press Releases

One Component, Snap Cure Epoxy Features High Strength Properties

Suitable for a variety of applications in the electronic, aerospace and OEM industries, Master Bond EP3SP5F...

One Part Epoxy Resists up to 500°F and Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applications in...

Low Viscosity, One Part Cyanoacrylate Is Non-Toxic and Meets ISO 10993-5 Specifications

Master Bond MB250NT is widely used for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed producti...

Thermally Conductive, Two Component Epoxy Passes USP Class VI Tests and ISO 10993-5 Specifications

With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for bond...


Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division applauds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) o...

Curtiss-Wright’s New Rugged Mobile IP Router Subsystem Features an Integrated Cisco® 5915 ESR Router

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution T...

VICTORY Shared Processing, Fire Control Computer, and Switch for Ground Vehicles Introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fully i...

GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— OCTOBER 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business today announced at AUSA (October 13-...


Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

Flying, Sailing or Driving - The Rugged, Embedded Intel-based Server that goes where you need it!Flying Sailing or Driving

Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

May 2015
Volume 26, Issue 5

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles

Our Tweets from AUVSI 2015