F-15, F-16, F18 and F-22 engines and other parts are in the U.S. and Canada, as well as parts for the F-4 Phantom fighter.
The F-17A and F18 are coming from the U of T, while the F/A-18 and the F18E/F-22 are being produced in Britain.
F-35 parts in the United States include parts for aircraft such as the F35-D fighter, the F135 Joint Strike Fighter and the Air Force’s F-117F Stealth Jet.
For F-34 and F/C-130 aircraft, parts will be sourced from suppliers such as General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and General Dynamics and Pratt & Whitney.
Aerial combat in the skies is one of the core military missions of the U, but the F1 and F3 engines are expected to be the most significant engines in the coming decades.
The Pratt &amid, GM, and Airbus engines are being replaced by Rolls-Royce, General Electric and Rolls-Martin.
“This is a big shift in how the world’s largest aerospace company plans to invest in its air force and will be a major game changer for the U Air Force,” Lt.
Gen. Richard D. Myers, the UAF’s commander, said in a statement.
“The F-1A and a variety of variants of the F3A will play an integral role in the Air Combat Command’s air operations.”
This article was first published on July 31, 2018.