PARIS: Lockheed and CAE make F-35 training commitment

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Lockheed Martin and CAE have signed a memorandum of understanding for F-35 Lightning II training systems support in Canada on 17 June at the Paris air show.

"CAE and Lockheed Martin have a long-standing and successful relationship on other platforms such as the C-130, and we look forward to extending our collaboration should the Government of Canada select the F-35," says Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE military products group.

The memorandum identifies CAE as a preferred provider of in-country F-35 training support, training system integration, operations and maintenance.

"The new alliance we established today is indicative of the long-term role Canadian industry will hold in the global sustainment of the F-35 fleet for the next 30 years and beyond, and directly supports the evolution of training systems," says Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed's vice president of F-35 programme integration and business development.


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