Lexington COO Loren Thompson was quoted in a piece by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discussing the production of the F-15 fighter in St. Louis, along with production of Boeing’s Super Hornet. The F-15 program alone added 500 jobs to Missouri, and Boeing employs 15,000 people in the state overall.
“If the (U.S.) had ceased buying the Super Hornet or the F-15, it would be hard to maintain the engineering teams required for that next generation,” said Thompson. He also commented on the recent interest in the F-15 expressed by some of our allies: “If the Air Force wants them, of course some of our allies are going to take it as a signal that it’s a plane worth having.”
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