(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.