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Lockheed Martin Showcases F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator During Company Visit at AAR Precision Systems

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Lockheed Martin Showcases F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator During Company Visit at AAR Precision Systems

Lockheed Martin Showcases F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator During Company Visit at AAR Precision Systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today showcased its F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator to employees; federal, state and local elected officials; Alabama-area suppliers and the news media at AAR Precision Systems, a local supplier for the F-35 program.

“We’re always proud to share the experience of flying the F-35 with the men and women who are helping develop, build and support this aircraft. AAR Precision Systems and all of our suppliers nationwide are critical to the success of the F-35”

“We’re always proud to share the experience of flying the F-35 with the men and women who are helping develop, build and support this aircraft. AAR Precision Systems and all of our suppliers nationwide are critical to the success of the F-35,” said Robert Rubino, Lockheed Martin Director Navy F-35 Washington Operations. “The F-35 represents the next generation of American fighter aircraft and is the result of more than a decade of research and investment.”

During the event, executives and employees from AAR Precision Systems and other F-35 supplier companies, elected officials and community leaders received an update on the status of the program and had the opportunity to “fly” the F-35 cockpit demonstrator. Through this experience they were able to see firsthand how the advanced, stealth-fighter agility and integrated operations make the F-35 the most capable multi-role fighter in the world. The cockpit is visually and audibly interactive and provides a realistic look at the F-35’s performance, air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities, sophisticated sensor fusion and advanced computational capabilities.

“The team at AAR Precision Systems is very proud of the work we do to develop key components for the F-35 program,” said Dennis Haggerty, Vice President and General Manager for AAR Precision Systems. “Experiencing the F-35 cockpit demonstrator, first-hand, enables us to see how this work contributes to the aircraft and helps make the F-35 the right choice for our nation’s pilots. Our relationship with Lockheed Martin has not only helped create and sustain high-tech jobs here in Alabama, but has a measurable impact on our national security.”

The program supports a broad industrial base of more than 1,300 suppliers in 47 states and Puerto Rico, contributing to more than 127,000 direct and indirect US jobs and over $12.6 billion in annual economic impact. For Alabama, that translates to more than 100 jobs and $5.5 million in local revenue. These employment figures and economic impact numbers are anticipated to increase as the program reaches full-rate production.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacturing, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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