South Carolina Lawmakers Say Sequestration Threatens F-35 Deployment | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.22.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **

Sat, Oct 20, 2012

South Carolina Lawmakers Say Sequestration Threatens F-35 Deployment

Concerns Addressed During Speech Aboard The U.S.S. Yorktown

A pair of Republican congressmen from South Carolina said Thursday that sequestration could threaten the deployment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Shaw Air force Base  and Beaufort Marine Air Station in the state.

The two visited the U.S.S. Yorktown museum Thursday. The Associated Press reports that Congressman Tim Scott (R-SC-01) said that the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts known as sequestration is "a greater obstacle to the F-35 than any fifth generation (fighter) plane competition from China or Russia.”

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC-02) said that "it all depends on the election." He said GOP nominee Mitt Romney would be better able to lead an "orderly process to figure out what to do about sequestration" should he be elected President in November.

The Obama administration has told contractors it would cover costs for legal issues that might stem from layoffs associated with the automatic spending cuts.

Prime contractor Lockheed Martin had set up an F-35 simulator aboard the aircraft carrier museum for the event. Both lawmakers took advantage of the opportunity to fly the sim. LMC says it expects to reach full production of about 200 F-35s per year in 2019.

FMI: http://timscott.house.gov, http://joewilson.house.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 10.24.14: AML's Innovations, NASA Preps For Mars, LightHawk Saves

Also: AW609 Pilots Honored, Airbus' VIP Cabin, FreeFlight's FTX-200, Quicksilver S-LSA Milestone During our visit this week to NBAA 2014, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Mar>[...]

Airborne at NBAA-10.22.14: Legacy 500, Universal InSight, BendixKing AeroWave

Also: GE Honda, Sagem's Active SideStick, Syberjet Update, Techno Aerospace Knows How to Party The FAA handed over certification papers for Embraer's Legacy 500 executive jet durin>[...]

Airborne 10.24.14: AML's Innovations, NASA Preps For Mars, LightHawk Saves

Also: AW609 Pilots Honored, Airbus' VIP Cabin, FreeFlight's FTX-200, Quicksilver S-LSA Milestone During our visit this week to NBAA 2014, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Mar>[...]

AD: Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-02 PRODUCT: Pacific Aerospace Limited Model FU24-954 and FU24A-954 airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.25.14)

The Canard Zone An online forum by and for owners and builders of canard aircraft.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC