Bern, 24.01.2022 - A delegation from armasuisse led by National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger is meeting representatives from Lockheed Martin today in Fort Worth, Texas, writes the Swiss Federal Council.
The talks will revolve around the planned procurement of the fighter aircraft F-35A from this manufacturer for the Swiss Armed Forces. To discuss the current issues and the further procedure concerning the planned procurement of the F-35A, National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger will travel together with Peter Winter, Head of competence sector Aeronautical Systems and Programme Director of Air2030, to the USA.
The Swiss delegation will meet with representatives of the manufacturer Lockheed Martin as well as the US administration. Among other things, the programme will include discussions on the current status of the F-35 programme as well as the planned offset activities of Lockheed Martin in Switzerland.
The possibility of a production of the future F-35A of the Swiss Air Force in Cameri, Italy will also be discussed. The Swiss delegation will also gain an impression of the production of the F-35 during a visit to the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas..
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