KONGSBERG orders to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter amount to MNOK 460 so far this year
Among the new contracts is a contract with Marvin Engineering, valued at MNOK 140, for deliveries of Air-to-Air Weapons Pylons for production phases 6, 7 and 8 (LRIP 6-8) of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The contracts also include new deliveries to LRIP 1-3. Marvin Engineering is Lockheed Martin's main supplier for Weapons Pylons. The deliveries will be made over the next two years, and this represents the first actual manufacturing agreement for Pylons.
The contracts with Northrop Grumman valued at MNOK 160 involves supplying composite centre fuselage parts for the F-35 fighter. The deal involves deliveries to LRIP 8 and 9, and is a call-off order under a framework agreement for LRIP 8-10.
Contract with Lockheed Martin in April.
In April this year a contract was signed with Lockheed Martin valued at 160 MNOK for deliveries of Rudders & Vertical Leading Edges for LRIP 8 for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
"We have been working on these contracts for some time, and we are pleased to expand our F-35 portfolio and strengthen our position as a supplier of quality products to the F-35 programme", says Terje Bråthen, Executive Vice President Aerostructures, Kongsberg Defence Systems.
Today the leaders of the multinational fighter programme meet in Norway for the first time, and it is also the first time this summit is open to the media. The "JSF Executive Steering Board" is the highest decision making body within the programme, and the summit is held twice a year. As a partnering country, Norway currently serves its first tenure as co-chair in the programme with the United States, which means that the 2014 fall session will take place in Oslo. For more information about the summit, please visit the web page of the Norwegian Ministry of Defence: http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/fd/aktuelt/nyheter/2014/F-35-toppmote-i-Oslo.html?id=767085.
For further information, please contact: Terje Bråthen, Executive Vice President Aerostructures, Kongsberg Defence Systems., tel. 905 57 641