Terma selected to manufacture key components of F-35 JSF

(Lystrup, 06 June, 2006) -- The U.S. aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin has selected Terma A/S, Grenaa for the supply of Conventional Edges for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Horizontal Stabilizer. The selection will lead to a contract under which Terma will produce the high-tech carbon-fibre composite parts. The project represents a potential turnover value of approximately US$ 50 million. Terma won the selection in international competition on a best value basis. The Conventional Edges are located on the horizontal tails of all three versions of the F-35 aircraft. Since 2003 Terma has participated in the Lockheed Martin team designing structural parts. The design is based on the use of advanced composite materials. Previously Terma/Grenaa has been selected for the design and manufacture of: - The Gun Pod for two of the three variants of the aircraft - Weapons Pylons - Composite panels for the Airframe - Tests Pods and test equipment In addition Terma/Lystrup has been selected for the production of radar components. Denmark is one of eight countries involved in the funding of the development of the F-35, a new generation of supersonic stealth fighters designed to replace F-16s and other fighters worldwide. The first F-35 rolled out of the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. on Feb. 17, 2006 and is undergoing extensive ground testing prior to its first flight this autumn.

Source: Terma
Date: Jun 6, 2006

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