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ATK Marks 150 F-35 Composite Wing Skin Milestone

ATK Marks 150 F-35 Composite Wing Skin Milestone - top government contractors - best government contracting event

ATK logo_EbizATK has produced its 150th composite wing skin for the Lockheed Martin F-35 jet and commemorated the milestone with a ceremony Wednesday at its Clearfield, Utah facility, the Standard-Examiner reported Thursday.

Mitch Shaw writes the event highlighted ATK’s work on the fighter jet and the program’s contributions to national security and the economy.

Members of the Utah State Legislature and Lockheed officials attended the celebration, according to the report.

The service is considering stationing the first three F-35 operational squadrons at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base, the article notes.

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop and Senator Orrin Hatch believes the move could help secure the base’s future workloads, Shaw reports.

Bob Delaney, a Lockheed executive, told the Standard-Examiner the F-35 program has created more than 125,000 jobs across the country.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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