Fe­in­stein, Knight rec­og­nize Lock­heed for its 75th an­niver­sary

The Signal - - NEWS - —Sig­nal Staff

Two of the Santa Clarita Val­ley’s fed­eral rep­re­sen­ta­tives

are seek­ing to cel­e­brate one of the re­gion’s ma­jor de­fense in­dus­try man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Rep. Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, and Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein have in­tro­duced a bi­par­ti­san res­o­lu­tion to honor the 75th an­niver­sary of Lock­heed Martin Skunk Works.

The com­pany was started in 1943, dur­ing World War II, in re­sponse to ef­forts nec­es­sary to fight “the grow­ing Ger­man jet threat,” ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s web­site.

Both Fe­in­stein and Knight, who pre­vi­ously col­lab­o­rated on a leg­isla­tive ef­fort to stop Ce­mex from op­er­at­ing a mas­sive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, rec­og­nized the

com­pany’s con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­ica’s armed forces with the res­o­lu­tion. “For 75 years, the team at Skunk Works has been pro­duc­ing the tech, air­craft and sys­tems that have given our troops a gen­er­a­tional ad­van­tage over our ad­ver­saries,” Knight said. “Whether it be nextgen­er­a­tion fight­ers that wrest us con­trol of the skies, spy planes that al­low us to watch our en­e­mies with im­punity, or other ex­per­i­men­tal air­craft that con­tinue to push the en­ve­lope, the prod­ucts of their work con­tinue to in­spire gen­er­a­tions of pi­lots and en­gi­neers.”



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