Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson

01/13/2017

VIDEO SOURCE: C-SPAN

PUBLISHED JANUARY 13, 2017
Hewson made another trek to Trump Tower and the meeting appeared to be favorable for the F-35’s future — and Lockheed’s thousands of employees in Fort Worth. “We had the opportunity to talk to him about the F-35 program, and I certainly share his views that we need to get the best capability to our men and women in uniform and we have to get it at the lowest possible price,” Hewson said to reporters. “So I’m glad I had the opportunity to tell him that we are close to a deal that will bring the cost down significantly from the previous lot of aircraft to the next lot of aircraft, and moreover it’s going to bring a lot of jobs to the United States.” Curtailing the costs of the Department of Defense’s most expensive weapons program in history won’t lead to fewer jobs, according to Hewson. “In fact, we are going to increase our jobs in Fort Worth by 1,800 jobs"


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