Elbit Systems wins contract to supply parts for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets


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.

“We are proud to have been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide additional structural assemblies for the F-35 aircraft,” said Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace Division.

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.

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“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.

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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.

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