in ,

Northrop Completes F-35 Center Fuselage for Integration In Japan

Northrop Completes F-35 Center Fuselage for Integration In Japan - top government contractors - best government contracting event

F-35Northrop Grumman will deliver the AX-5 center fuselage to Japan for integration into a conventional takeoff and landing variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft.

That F-35A jet will be the first to be assembled at Japan’s F-35 final assembly and checkout facility in Nagoya, Northrop said Sunday.

The company added it held a ceremony Friday at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in California to mark the production milestone with F-35 prime contractor Lockheed.

Brian Chappel, a vice president and F-35 program manager at Northrop’s aerospace systems business, noted that the F-35 integrated assembly line at the Palmdale CoE works to support efforts to boost the quality, affordability and production rate of AX-5.

Northrop designs and manufactures the center fuselage for F-35 jets and will produce 42 for Japan.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will integrate AX-5 with the Lockheed-built forward fuselage and BAE Systems-built aft fuselage of the F-35A at the Nagoya facility.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Products & Service

mm

Written by Anna Forrester

Harris, GovTact Partner Under SBA Mentor-Protege Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Harris, GovTact Partner Under SBA Mentor-Protege Program
VArmour Extends Security Tool to AWS Cloud Platforms; Angie Messer Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
VArmour Extends Security Tool to AWS Cloud Platforms; Angie Messer Comments