Lockheed Martin and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have deployed the first set of components for Japan as that country seeks to restore F-2 aircraft that were destroyed during the March 2011 tsunami.
Both companies have delivered the aft and leading edge flaps for the F-2 fighter aircrafts, Lockheed said Thursday.
“We are honored to play a role in helping Japan“™s F-2 fighter regain its full mission capability,“ said Roderick McLean, vice president and general manager of the integrated fighter group at Lockheed.
“The delivery of the F-2 aft and leading edge flaps is a milestone accomplishment our team is privileged to contribute to Japan“™s restoration path,” McLean added.
MHI serves as the prime contractor and Lockheed is the principal U.S. subcontractor for the joint Japan-U.S. development, production and maintenance F-2 program.