Our dedicated full motion simulator at Warton produces a high fidelity time-dependent ship airwake model and a synthetic training environment, used to train every carrier qualified F-35 pilot in advance of the deployment. Our role as team-mate on the F-35 programme is a truly global effort, with the advanced manufacture of the aft fuselage, horizontal and vertical tails delivered from our facilities in the UK and Australia, and advanced electronic warfare capability from our US business. With more than 625 jets now in service worldwide, hundreds of our engineers and sustainment specialists in the UK and US are supporting the availability and readiness of the global F-35 fleet through technical support, logistics and procurement services.
We’re one of the few companies capable of providing credible and relevant cross-domain expertise for the UK armed forces and its allies. The deployment will not only prove the UK’s cutting-edge military power, it will strengthen our diplomatic and prosperity links with allies and partners worldwide. Our engineers, manufacturing frontline, training and support specialists across our Maritime and Air sectors have formed a major part of this national endeavour and I’m sure our thousands of employees will be feeling proud seeing their contribution come to life, in support of international maritime security. Sir Andrew Pulford, Senior Military Adviser