10/3/12 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Lockheed Martin today showcased the F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator to state and local elected officials, community leaders, other stakeholders, news media and employees at the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Westminster facility.
“We are proud to provide critical technologies for the impressive F-35 Lightning II,” said David L. Taylor, Ball Aerospace president and CEO.
“Ball’s advanced low-observable antenna suite for this 5th Generation multirole fighter supports the nation’s defense efforts by providing the best combination of stealth, high radio frequency performance, efficiency and affordability…..”
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. provides communications, navigation and identification antenna suite for the F-35. In 2011, the company completed a $14.6 million expansion of its Westminster facility, known as the Antenna Manufacturing Center (AMC).
With 13 supplier locations in Colorado, the F-35 program currently supports over $60 million in economic impact across the state. The economic impact numbers are anticipated to increase as the program reaches full-rate production.
The F-35 program has suppliers in 45 states and provides more than 133,000 direct and indirect jobs across the country.
The program is also building and sustaining a highly skilled workforce critical to national security and economic prosperity.