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Orbital ATK Celebrates 5,000th F-35 Aircraft Composite Parts

Orbital ATK Celebrates 5,000th F-35 Aircraft Composite Parts - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Orbital ATK Celebrates 5,000th F-35 Aircraft Composite Parts - top government contractors - best government contracting eventOrbital ATK celebrates manufacturing 5,000 total composite parts for the F-35 aircraft.

The company said Wednesday its Clearfield, Utah facility is responsible for manufacturing nearly 90 percent of the F-35’s wing skins, fixed skins, engine nacelles and access covers, using automated fiber placement machines.

Janicki Industries furnishes the parts for further engineering viability before the final delivery to Lockheed Martin, the aircraft’s prime contractor.

The F-35 program has supported over 170,000 American jobs with an annual economic impact of $24 billion.

To commemorate the 5,000th part achievement, officials from Orbital ATK and its partner institutions on the program have gathered for a celebratory event.

Additionally, OA has received a contract in 2017 for the production of the F-35’s bullnose and blade seals.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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