Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA) has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LMA) worth 1.750 MNOK for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme production lots 15-17.
The agreement includes delivery of the F-35 Rudders, Vertical Leading Edges and Main Landing Gear Closeout panels for more than 500 aircraft. Production of these mission critical parts will continue through 2025 within KDA’s advanced manufacturing facilities.
Terje Bråthen, EVP Aerostructures at KDA, said, “This latest contract is a reflection of Kongsberg’s long lasting partnership and support of the F-35 programme. The F-35 production programme is now at full rate production and this contract secures work for the next four years, as well as positioning us for continued participation in future production lots.” says.
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.