Fokker announced Tuesday that it has signed an agreement worth $10 million with Lockheed Martin for delivering the Flaperons and Outboard Leading Edge Flaps(OELF) on the next batches of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
The F-35's Flaperons are 3 metre long flaps on the wing trailing edges and the OLEF are flaps on the wing leading edges, both vital for the controllability of the aircraft.
The design is based on the low maintenance combination of composite and titanium with a better resistance to fatigue and corrosion.
“The selection for the follow-on production orders is a very important step. This order will secure employment for around 100 employees, a figure that will be doubled if the total production order is received.”
Maxime Verhagen the Netherlands’ Special Envoy for industrial participation said, "28 Dutch companies are already directly involved in the F-35 program and probably over 100 more as subcontractor. This selection is an achievement and shows the success of a focused approach.”
Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp stated: “The production and sustainment of the F-35 provides opportunities for Dutch industries and employment in the high tech segment of our economy. With this selection by Lockheed Martin Fokker proves to have excellent abilities to substantially participate in this program.”
General Atomics today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fokker Technologies. The MOU supports GA-ASIs offer of the Predator B RPA to meet the Dutch Governments need for a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), along with related services such as maintenance and training
Pratt & Whitney has completed the first article inspection of a production quality static structure for the F135 engine produced by Fokker Aerostructures, a company based in The Netherlands. In addition, Pratt & Whitney has signed a Letter of Intent with Fokker to produce F135 engine synchronizing rings
Saab and Avia Express Sweden AB, also representing Amapola Flyg AB, have signed an agreement for component maintenance of their fleet of 21 Fokker 50 aircraft. The five year flight-hour based agreement will assure Avia that maintenance of components is fast and efficient, as well as cost effective and easy to forecast financially
The Dutch aerospace industry has won another important order in relation to the JSF project. The US aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin has selected Stork Fokker to produce the 'flaperons' for the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter
GKN Aerospaces Fokker business and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed a multi-million Euro total support agreement for a five-year period, covering standard parts supply and services for all of the RNLAFs aircraft, helicopters and multiple support systems. After the five year period the contract can be extended twice with a period of one year
Fokker Technologies and Aequs of India have signed a Long Term Agreement (LTA) for the supply of machined components for Boeings Chinook helicopter. Under the agreement, Aequs will supply machined detail parts which will be made in India for the Chinook heavy lift helicopter
The Pentagon's most expensive fighter F-35B is "incapable" of carrying the military's highly advanced bombs because of a design flaw, the joint program office confirmed this week. The F-35B's internal weapons bay is too small for a Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) load, according to Inside Defense report
Israeli Defense Ministry announced Sunday that it has signed a $2.82 billion deal to procure 14 additional F-35 fighter jets from the US
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that it has delivered the first electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) to the US Navy for maximizing aircraft readiness. "With eCASS, the Department of the Navy will enable a cost avoidance of more than $1 billion annually by averting the repair of avionics at the next level of maintenance or sending the parts back to the original equipment manufacturer," said Chris Giggey, deputy program manager for Automated Test Systems at the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command
The US Navys third MUOS Secure Communications Satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been responding to commands after the launch yesterday. The MUOS satellite constellation operates like a smart phone network in the sky, vastly improving current secure mobile satellite communications for warfighters on the move
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