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I/ITSEC 2019: Lockheed outlines F-35 training and maintenance infrastructure

3rd December 2019 - 22:07 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Orlando


Running parallel to the physical development of the F-35 fighter programme, platform manufacturer Lockheed Martin is continuing to work to provide the services operating the aircraft, the necessary training and maintenance support capabilities.

To date 18 training and maintenance sites have been completed for the US as well as international customers such as the Australia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. Between 2020 and 2025 the intention is to develop another 14 sites worldwide, including a facility at RAF Lakenheath by 2021 that will serve the planned USAF F-35 deployment at the site. 

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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