Sunday, May 15, 2016

F-35 partner support center activated

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 53rd Wing activated the F-35 Partner Support Complex here May 11 in a ceremony at the Bayview Club. Robert Kraus assumed the position as F-35 PSC director, the first civilian-led unit in the 53rd Wing. Kraus served as the 68th Electronic Warfare Squadron commander and 53rd Electronic Warfare Group deputy commander here prior to this new position. The F-35 PSC will provide mission data, intelligence support, lab facilities, and training to eight partner countries purchasing the F-35. Currently, all F-35 testing must go through the U.S. owned facility. Partner are Australia, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Turkey. "The PSC will directly support the partners, who currently have no indigenous capability to create mission data for the F-35," said Kraus. (Source: Eglin 53rd Wing Public Affairs, 05/12/16) Previous