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BAE Opens New Facility to Make Lockheed F-35 Parts

BAE Opens New Facility to Make Lockheed F-35 Parts - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BAE Opens New Facility to Make Lockheed F-35 Parts - top government contractors - best government contracting eventBAE Systems has opened a factory in the U.K. to make parts for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets, TheEngineer.co.uk reports.

The facility is located in Samlesbury, Lanchashire and is the second step of the company’s three-phase 150 million euro project.

The facility has an elevated monorail system to pick up and move equipment and parts, according to The Engineer.

The company will make the plane’s rear fuselage and tail in Samlesbury.

The third and final phase is scheduled for completion in 2016 and the company eventually wants to cut down production to one component set a day, The Engineer reports.

The Japanese government recently placed a potential $4 billion order for 42 F-35 planes to serve as that country’s next generation aircraft.

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