Washington, D.C. (Mar. 4, 2020) Program Executive Officer
Washington, D.C. (Mar. 4, 2020) Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Eric Fick delivered remarks to Defense officials and industry experts at the McAleese 11th Annual Defense Programs Conference on 4 March. The PEO focused his remarks on the F-35 Program’s strategic priorities, what we have accomplished to date and where we are going in the future. He discussed the ‘-ilities’, or the capability, availability, affordability, agility, and deployability of the F-35 Enterprise. Fick underscored the importance of our partners and people and said the strength of the program is the war-fighters who are figuring out how to better fight, fly and maintain the F-35 and then provide that important feedback to the program. The F-35 Joint Program Office is the Department of Defense's focal point for the 5th generation strike aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. The F-35 is the premier multi-mission, 5th generation weapon system. Its ability to collect, analyze and share data is a force multiplier that enhances all assets in the battle-space: with stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35 is the most lethal, survivable, and interoperable fighter aircraft ever built.