BAE Grows Role in F-35 Sustainment

F-35 Joint Program Office announces sustainment contracts with BAE Systems

Today we welcome the announcement from the F-35 Joint Program Office which builds further on our role in supporting the global F-35 fleet in the United Kingdom and Australia.

The latest set of work will see us carry out Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul & Upgrade (MRO&U) services for F-35 avionics and aircraft components for the European, Asia-Pacific and global fleet.

The Department of Defense has assigned repair components to Sealand Support Services Limited, our joint venture with the UK Government and industry partner, Northrop Grumman for global repairs, and in the Asia-Pacific region, work will be carried out by our BAE Systems Australia business alongside a number of Australian defence companies.

Chris Boardman, Managing Director, BAE Systems – Air, said:

"The selection of the UK and Australia to undertake this activity is recognition of the advanced military aircraft support skills and capabilities we have in the UK and Australia.

"Within BAE Systems we have a strong track record of working alongside our national and international customers, and industry partners, in delivering innovative and cost effective support solutions and we look forward to bringing this further in to the F-35 programme.

"Across our global enterprise, we play a crucial role on the F-35 programme in the UK, US and Australia, and today's announcement further strengthens this contribution."    

Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Feb 12, 2019