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  • Report: Norway's Defense Dept Plans F-35 'Block Buys' in 2019 and 2020 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Norway’s Defense Dept Plans F-35 ‘Block Buys’ in 2019 and 2020

    Norway's defense department seeks funds to procure an additional 12 Lockheed Martin-built F-35 jets in 2019 and 2020 through an annual budget proposal submitted to the country’s parliament, Star-Telegram reported Monday. Max Baker writes Norway is the first international partner in the fighter aircraft program  to propose a multiyear procurement of F-35s. “Norway and other international partners on the F-35 program have been […] More

  • Reuters: Lockheed Considers Moving F-35 Work From Canada - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: Lockheed Considers Moving F-35 Work From Canada

    Jack Crisler, Lockheed Martin vice president of business development for the F-35 program, said the company might move production work on the fighter jets away from Canadian companies amid uncertainty in Canada’s plans to buy F-35s, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes Crisler told Reuters the company might shift future F-35 work to other partner countries that placed firm […] More

  • Rockwell Collins, Elbit Systems to Move Forward on F-35 Helmet; Bezhalel Machlis Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins, Elbit Systems to Move Forward on F-35 Helmet; Bezhalel Machlis Comments

    The F-35 Joint Program Office has decided to focus its efforts to develop the jet’s helmet exclusively on a system being developed by Rockwell Collins and Elbit Systems. Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems LLC, a joint venture of Rockwell Collins and Elbit System, aim to produce the Helmet Mounted Display Systems for the seventh batch of F-35 jets […] More

  • Elbit Subsidiary Hands Northrop F-35 Composite Component; Michelle Scarpella Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Elbit Subsidiary Hands Northrop F-35 Composite Component; Michelle Scarpella Comments

    A subsidiary of Elbit Systems has delivered the first advanced composite component for the F-35’s center fuselage to Northrop Grumman under a seven-year agreement. Elbit Systems-Cyclone is contracted to deliver 16 unique parts to Northrop for the F-35 jet, Northrop said Monday. “We’re anticipating receiving more than 50 component deliveries from Cyclone this year,” said […] More

  • Lockheed Presents F-35 Mobile Cockpit for Northrop; Michelle Scarpella Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Presents F-35 Mobile Cockpit for Northrop; Michelle Scarpella Comments

    Lockheed Martin presented the mobile cockpit demonstrator for its F-35 fighter jet at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Redondo Beach, Calif. facility. The Bethesda, Md.-based firm said it demonstrated the system to Northrop employees, local and state officials and California-based suppliers on Wednesday. Danny Conroy, an F-35 program director for Lockheed’s Washington operations, said the program has generated over […] More

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