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DSEI 2013: F-35 programme supports UK supply chain

13th September 2013 - 11:58 GMT | by Joyce de Thouars in London


The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme has had a significant impact on the UK defence industry benefitting companies across the supply chain, sustaining high skilled engineering jobs and generating export revenues, according to the UK’s defence procurement minister. 

‘The JSF programme is the largest defence programme today and for a long way to come, sustaining 24,000 jobs across the supply chain for the coming 25 years,’ Philip Dunne, minister for defence equipment, support and technology, told reporters at DSEI on 12 September. 

Steve O’Brien, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of the JSF programme, added: ‘More than 500 UK suppliers will

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Joyce de Thouars


Joyce de Thouars

Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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