Orbital ATK has received an initial $24 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce additional composite components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, Orbital ATK will produce bullnose and blade seals at its facility in Clearfield, Utah. Orbital ATK currently produces upper and lower wing skins, engine nacelles and access covers for the F-35.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a fifth generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations, advanced sustainment and lower operational and support costs.
“Orbital ATK excels at providing advanced composite structures that require robust manufacturing processes to affordably fit our customer’s needs,” said Steve Earl, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK’s Aerospace Structures Division. “We are pleased Lockheed Martin is entrusting us with additional work on the most advanced combat aircraft in the world – the F-35 Lightning II”.
A US Air Force F-35 fighter jet will be undergoing cold weather testing to ensure the fifth generation multi-role fighter aircraft performs optimally in harsh weather conditions at the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, according to the air force press release. The F-35A Lightning II that arrived on October 13 was the first to land at the base near Fairbanks
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Lockheed Martin is being awarded $29 million modification contract for the procurement of non-recurring special tooling and special test equipment that are required to meet current and future F-35 production rates. Work is expected to be completed in May 2021, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
Orbital ATK has won a developmental contract by the U.S
Lockheed Martin recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to the Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian Air Forces – the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators. The simulators are critical components of the pilot training capability at F-35 operating bases in these four countries, where they will facilitate pilot qualification training, continuation training and mission rehearsal training
Spain, Belgium and Italy have shown interest in a European fighter jet project announced by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in July. Airbus Defence and Space chief executive Dirk Hoke said Friday that France and German should "quickly" move forward with plans for a joint European fighter jet system to replace their current fighter jet fleet which may become obsolete in "about 15 years' time"
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