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Public lecture
Inventing the Joint Strike Fighter

Event has moved to Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU.

Dr Paul Bevilaqua was the Chief Engineer of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, where he played a leading role in creating the Joint Strike Fighter.

He will discuss how the Joint Strike Fighter has been developed to meet the multi-service, multi-role fighter requirements of air forces around the world.

Dr Bevilaqua will also describe the innovative dual-cycle propulsion system that he designed, which was critical to creating a stealthy, supersonic, vertical /take-off and landing fighter aircraft.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a fifth generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and cutting-edge sustainment. The Australian Air Force has committed to buy a number of F-35A aircraft, with the first expected to be delivered in 2014.

Dr Paul Bevilaqua joined Lockheed Martin as Chief Aeronautical Scientist and became Chief Engineer of the Skunk Works. He invented the dual cycle propulsion system that made it possible to build a stealthy supersonic VSTOL Strike Fighter, and subsequently led the engineering team that demonstrated the feasibility of building this aircraft.

This event is free and open to the public but seats are limited so book here to secure your spot.

Presented by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Australia

Speaker/Host: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Australia
Venue: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU
Date: Thursday, 1 May 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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