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Economic Impact

Powering Job Creation For America and Its Allies

The F-35 is delivering more than just air combat superiority to the men and women of the United States armed forces. As an added benefit for the nation's economy, it's simultaneously delivering more than 254,000 high-paying, high-quality jobs to American workers across the country and around the world, generating more than USD $49 billion annually in economic impact. Additionally, the F-35 program teams with nearly 1,900 U.S. suppliers – including more than 1,000 small business suppliers – in 45 states and Puerto Rico to produce thousands of aircraft components.