36.4 F
Fort Worth
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Aviation Congresswoman Granger, Senator Cruz, and Secretary Barrett Tour Lockheed Martin

Congresswoman Granger, Senator Cruz, and Secretary Barrett Tour Lockheed Martin

Other News

US plans sale of F-35 fighter jets to UAE in $23B arms deal

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration formally notified Congress on Tuesday that it plans to sell 50 stealth F-35...

Kamala Harris urges Democrats to keep their foot on the pedal in late Texas visit

By Alex Samuels The Texas Tribune FORT WORTH — As soon as Kamala Harris took the stage outside a bustling church here, she made her intentions...

Rice Tilley Jr.: June 21, 1936-Oct. 28, 2020

Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and leader Rice Tilley died Wednesday morning, reportedly of complications of COVID-19. He was a political, legal and civic force...

Ex-Fort Worth officer’s trial set for next year in woman’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas has tentatively set an August trial date for a white former police officer charged with...

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett and Senator Ted Cruz toured Lockheed Martin’s F-35 facility June 12.
The delegation, hosted by outgoing Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and incoming CEO James Taiclet, discussed aircraft production, the health of the North Texas defense industrial base, and Lockheed Martin’s efforts to adapt its operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The story of Fort Worth is the story of our nation’s defense, and private industry partners like Lockheed Martin have played a key role in transforming our metroplex into America’s leading defense hub,” Granger, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriation Committee, said in a news release.
She noted that generations of North Texans have worked on the production lines at the plant and produced the world’s most advanced aircraft, to include the F-16 and the F-35.
The same plant that build B-24 bombers in World War II also produces the world’s most advanced, stealthy, and lethal fighter jet today – the Joint Strike Fighter, she said.
“Today’s visit from Secretary Barrett highlights the role played by Texas, and North Texas in particular, at the forefront of a strong national defense,” Granger said. “I was pleased to see firsthand how Lockheed Martin is committed to delivering F-35s to our warfighters while protecting the health and safety of those involved in its production, which includes over 90 Texas suppliers and over 50,000 hardworking Texans,” Granger said.
“The F-35 program, like much of defense industry, remains strong because of employees whose focus and commitment has mitigated the coronavirus impact. Thank you for your dedication that enables us to continue delivering tomorrow’s force, today.” Barrett said. “Built in the heart of Texas, this fifth-generation F-35 aircraft is the most advanced in the world, offering interoperability and speed needed to protect the United States and our partners.”
– FWBP Staff


Oh hi there 👋 It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.


Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

Granger reelected as lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, has been reelected by members of the House Republican Steering Committee to serve as Lead Republican of the...

Optimism growing for COVID relief bill as pressure builds

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism about delivering long-sought COVID-19 relief is building on Capitol Hill after additional rank-and-file lawmakers voiced support...

Southwest warns nearly 7,000 workers of possible furloughs

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines warned nearly 7,000 workers on Thursday that they could lose their jobs unless labor...

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called...

US imposes visas restrictions on more Chinese citizens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday that the U.S. will impose visa restrictions on Chinese citizens engaged in overseas influence operations. Secretary of...