The second order represents new scope of work for KONGSBERG on the F-35 aircraft with production of Main Landing Gear panels (MLG) to Lockheed Martin for production Lots 10 and 11. The MLG panels form structural parts of the aircraft and will be built in composite materials.
After successful qualification, KONGSBERG will be Single Source Producer also for the MLG parts and the sales potential for delivery of MLG panels over the life of the program is about 1 billion NOK. This is on top of the 15 billion NOK sales potential of the existing F-35 scope of work associated with delivery of structural parts for the aircraft.
Including these two orders, KONGSBERG has so far this year received orders for more that 700 MNOK for delivery of structural parts to the F-35 aircraft.
“These contracts demonstrate KONGSBERG’s continued competitiveness of high end manufacturing. We are particularly pleased that new scope of work can be captured on F-35 in competition with international suppliers”, said Terje Bråthen, Executive Vice President, Kongsberg Defence Systems.
Source: Kongsberg Gruppen
Date: May 19, 2015