Lockheed Martin team in the UK is creating facilities in the UK to handle performance of F-35 Lightning 2 aircraft.
When the F-35 fighters arrive in Britain, they are hoping for completion in early or around 2018 is what the completion is scheduled for currently. The Air Force base is to begin sometime this month and will include a maintenance and finish facility, a logistics center and also will have a training center as well.
Cliff Robson, the senior VP of F-35 Lighting at BAE Systems said the construction work at RAF Marham signals the start of an exciting time for the Lockheed Martin team in Britain. The team is ecstatic and is ready to start working the first F-35 jets to arrive to the facility; also the contract shows BAE Systems interest and involvement with the F-35 Lightning program with credentials providing the UK’s military operations.
BAE Systems has a proven pedigree in delivering maintenance and support to the Royal Air Force jets thought bases in the United Kingdom which also includes RAF Marham for the last decade which supports the operations of the tornado GR4 fleet.
The defense team of the United Kingdom is worth around $166.6 million dollars only including their defense team.
On Thursday the defense team announced with the completion of another aft fuselage of the F-35 jet, the fuselage will be delivered to assemble the final line in Fort Worth, Texas.