F-35 Program on Schedule to Enhance US Combat Power
The US Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has emphasised the importance of the joint strike fighter (JSF) 35 program, both for enhancing military logistics and improving global security.
Gates spoke at a visit to Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant, where the final assembly operation for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter is taking place. The company secured the $41 billion contract to develop the craft back in October 2001 and is now closing in on the completion date for the project....
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