Larson, Courtney Hail the Deployment of Brand New F-35 Fighter Jets to Support Marine Operations in Japan
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement today after it was announced that ten new Marine Corps F-35 fighter jets were deployed to Japan:
“The F-35 joint strike fighter program received a major boost today when ten brand new jets were deployed to the U.S. Marines operating in Japan,” said the members. “The vertical take-off jets delivered today combine a unique set of technologies including stealth, highly specialized radar, and electronic warfare systems that are unrivaled by any other aircraft in the world. It has taken years of hard work by the aerospace industry and our military leaders to get this program on track and on a path of declining costs. The simple fact of the matter is that there is no other aircraft in production today that can compare with the F-35’s advanced avionics, networked capabilities and integrated stealth.”
Larson is a co-chair of the bipartisan F-35 Caucus. Courtney is the Ranking Member of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.