BAE to Lead the Way on UK F-35 Support

Lockheed Martin and its F-35 industry partner, BAE Systems, announced this week that the two defense firms have signed an agreement setting out how to support Britain’s Lightning II fighters. The deal, announced at the Farnborough Air Show, declares that BAE will take the lead on providing sustainment activities for the life of the program, expected to extend through the next 40 years. The Lightning II is expected to equip both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy’s aviation arm.