Rheinmetall plans to build a state-of-the-art plant for the production of fuselage sections for the F-35A multi-role combat aircraft in the city of Wetz in western Germany.
According to Yevropeiska Pravda, this was reported in a press release from the concern.
According to the statement, at least 400 fighter fuselage sections will be produced for the German Air Force and other friendly countries starting in 2025. The plant will employ 400 highly skilled workers.
"We are proud that our long-standing partnership with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, as well as our decades-long relationship with the Bundeswehr, is resulting in a true transfer of know-how to Germany," said Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger.
Meanwhile, Glenn Masukawa, vice president of the F-35 program at Northrop Grumman, emphasized that cooperation with Lockheed Martin in the production of these fighter parts is crucial to strengthening global security.
Author - Olena Madiak, 05/07/2023