Elbit Systems-Lockheed Martin F-35 Contract: Israel’s defence technology company Elbit Systems Ltd Monday announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Elbit Systems – Cyclone Ltd has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin for the manufacture of forward equipment bay assemblies for the F-35 fighter jets.
The contract calls for Elbit Systems to supply assemblies for the F-35’s Forward Equipment Bay, made of composite materials and the associated structures, for all F-35 aircraft variants.
Elbit Systems to supply the part for all F-35 variants
Elbit Systems will deliver more than 1,400 components to Lockheed Martin during the four year contract period.
“This contract reflects the recognition and trust we have established with Lockheed Martin in our many years of collaborative work,” Yoram Shmuely added.
The decision by Lockheed Martin comes as a result of Elbit Systems successful performance on the production of other composite structures for the F-35 program, Elbit Systems said in a statement sent to Defence Star.
This award further expands Elbit Systems work on the F-35, which includes the helmet mounted display systems, the development of the panoramic cockpit display, power amplifiers and 22 different structural assemblies, said the company.