Lockheed, Ball Aerospace Present F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator; David Taylor Comments

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Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. presented an F-35 cockpit demonstrator Wednesday at Ball Aerospace’s antenna manufacturing facility in Westminster, Colo.

Ball Aerospace said in a release attendees were able to test the cockpit in a simulator that provides a look at the jet’s sensor fusion technology and  computers.

The company makes communications and navigation equipment along with an identification antenna suite for the F-35.

“Ball's advanced low-observable antenna suite for this 5th Generation multirole fighter” is designed to provide the F-35 stealth attributes and high radio frequencies, said Ball Aerospace CEO David Taylor.

Attendees included state and local elected officials, community leaders, news media and employees.

Ball Aerospace said it completed a $14.6 million expansion of its Westminster facility in 2011 and the F-35 program provides $60 million in economic impact across Colorado from 13 supplier locations.

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