Lockheed Wins Major F-35A Sustainment Contract From Australia

The US and Australia have agreed on a rotational deployment of US aircraft in Australia, and the sustainment and maintenance programs that go with it – this involves both countries leaning on allied partners and defence primes, like Lockheed Martin, reported Sky news.

By 2035, there will be more than 300 F35s operating in the Indo-Pacific, which will operate from land-based, from carriers and from amphibious ships.

Lockheed Martin Australia CEO Joe North says the F35 fighter jet is the “fighter of choice here” because nations “know it provides a decisive advantage over any potential adversaries that are out there”.

Read More   China's claim of South China Sea Is Not Valid: Joint Statement By America And Australia

“We will continue to need a consistent presence out in the allied force world with those advanced capabilities we talk about,” Mr North told Sky News Australia.

“It really will bring an inter-operable collective fleet that will be gathering and fusing data together, which is going to be critical.”

© 2021, GDC. © GDC and www.globaldefensecorp.com. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to www.globaldefensecorp.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.