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Royal Netherlands Air Force New Owners Of F-35 Fighter Jet

September 13, 2019


WEDNESDAY. ENJOY THE TEMPERATURES IN THE 70s BECAUSE TUESDAY 75 AND WEDNESDAY ONLY 55. A BIG INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION IN FORT WORTH TODAY AS LOCKHEED MARTIN’S PRIZED FIGHTER JET IS HANDED OVER TO ANOTHER COUNTRY. Reporter: WITH DUTCH MUSIC ROLLING THROUGHOUT LOCKHEED MARTIN, THE DEFENSE CONTRACTOR CELEBRATED ON THE ROLLOUT OF THE F 35. THIS ONE FOR THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE. IT ALLOWS A PILOTS TO GO INTO A HIGH THREAD AREA, NOT BE SEEN HIMSELF BUT BEING ABLE TO SEE AND TOUCH ON OPPONENT AND FIGHT AND WIN IN THOSE SCENARIOS. Reporter: THE NETHERLAND EXPECTED BY 37 OF THOSE ARE JUST CALLING IT A GAME CHANGER FOR THAT COUNTRIES NATIONAL DEFENSE. AND A CHANCE TO PLAY A MORE RELEVANT ROLE. WITH THE OLDER GENERATION IT WAS A LOT HARDER TO DO. SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE EVEN. SO IT IS REALLY A STEP FORWARD IN ESSENCE. Reporter: REDUCTION IS HELPING DRIVE THE ECONOMIC ENGINE HERE IN FORT WORTH, AN ESTIMATED 17,000 PEOPLE CURRENTLY WORK ON A FIGHTER JET IN THE CITY. LOCKHEED MARTIN HAS HOSTED JOB FAIRS TO BRING IN ANOTHER 2000 PEOPLE ON BOARD WITH THIS PROJECT IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE. WITH THIS PROJECT IT SEEMS LIKE THIS GUY REALLY IS THE LIMIT. WE LOOK TO GET UP TO 160 JETS PER YEAR, LAST YEAR WE DELIVERED 91 JETS. WE ARE ON TRACK TO DELIVERING 131 JETS HERE IN 2019 AND WE SEE THAT GROW FROM THE POTENTIAL, AS YOU CAN SEE OUR PARTNERS CONTINUE TO DESIRE TO

4 Comments

  • Reply Han Solo January 31, 2019 at 6:33 am

    war is a very profitable business

  • Reply freedomfyter February 15, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Meanwhile no country buys the commie russian junk SU-35.

  • Reply Wim Schoenmakers February 21, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    As they work like Google Home or Amazon Alexa, we are screwed big time!

  • Reply Jt Williams March 21, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    We Americans don’t build very much anymore, but we do make a killing on weapons of war. The economy would probably crash if peace broke out. And so, we go in search of wars to fight. Caracas, here we come ☹️😔

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