ExecutiveBiz Covers the Contracts and News of Lockheed’s F-35

Courtesy of Strike Fighter Consulting

Courtesy of Strike Fighter Consulting

The joint strike fighter development contract was signed on November 16, 1996 to create an aircraft that would replace the famed F-16 and be the premier strike aircraft in the arsenal of the U.S. and its allies. 

Lockheed Martin was chosen to develop the fighter in 2001 and the Bethesda, Md.-based firm was tasked with building three variants of the aircraft.

Twelve years later, the most expensive military procurement program in history is ongoing as the Defense Department tries to supply each service branch and international customers with the promised amount of planes.

ExecutiveBiz, one of the Executive Mosaic’s online media properties, publishes business stories on the aircraft nearly every week.

(Click Hereto read a synopsis of GovCon Wire’s coverage of the F-35 and Here for ExecutiveGov.)

The June coverage focused on a number of contracts concerning crucial technical aspects of the F-35, such as a potential $1.17 billion contract to produce horizontal tails for the F-35 conventional-takeoff-and-landing variant.

LockheedLogoThe contract was won by Magellan Aerospace under a 20-year agreement signed with BAE Systems.

The Arlington, Va.-based BAE also awarded a contract to produce composite skins for horizontal and vertical tails to Danish firm Terma.

As part of another subcontract handed out by a major government contracting firm working on the F-35, Elbit Systems delivered its first center fuselage to Northrop Grumman under a seven year agreement to deliver 16 unique parts.

ITT Exelis recently won a multi-million dollar contract to manufacture composite blade seal components that are used to assemble the aircraft.

Another June contract the website covered that featured a GovCon firm producing a component of the F-35 was an Air Force contract with Power Conversion Technologies Inc. to supply electricity to the fighters as it undergoes maintenance.

In May, Jim McAleese wrote an exclusive story for the website, where he detailed what he thinks will happen with F-35 procurement moving forward.

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