On the first press conference after his nomination US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his deputy Ashton B. Carter said the first step in sequestration measures is being implemented: cutting training immediately, reducing flying hours, Preparation to stand down four Naval fighter wings, the first will stand down in April
Archive for March 2nd, 2013
The Japanese government has decided to allow domestic defense contractors to manufacture and export components for the aircraft. It is expected that Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited, IHI Corporation, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will all have a hand in the production and maintenance of F-35 components. These business entities are expected to contribute to the manufacture of fuselage parts, radar systems, and engine components.