UK jobs riding on the success of F-35

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Fighter Jet
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Tim Brown

UK manufacturers will build 15% of each F-35 jet (formerly Joint Strike Fighter) and the programme will support upwards of 24,000 jobs. However, the continued escalating costs of the planes, imposed economic austerity and technological advancements of drones have cast doubts over the long-term true scale of the programme.

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