The F35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is a program that produces an all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft. It enables the user to have air superiority along with providing electronic warfare, intelligence and surveillance. It is produced by Lockheed Martin, a prime contractor. Lockheed Martin partners with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. Lockheed produces three variants of the aircraft.
Why the F35 Program Matters:
The F35 Program provides:
-It provides tens of thousands of jobs, including some at NEDC.
-It gives the United States, and their partners, air superiority.
-It contains some of the most sophisticated technologies known to man in an aircraft.
-It is critical for defense of the United States, and is also critical for continuing to be strong, and superior on the world stage.
Facts about NEDC:
-NEDC employs 50 employees that represent 50 families across New Hampshire, and Massachusetts
-NEDC has over 500 suppliers across all 50 states.
-NEDC is a small business woman owned business in Methuen, MA.
-NEDC supplies thermal pads, gaskets, electrical insulators, RF absorbers, and adhesive films for a number of industries.