Contract Valued at €55 Million
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace announced on 12 June that the company has received an order from Lockheed Martin, valued at NOK525 million (€55 million), to cover deliveries for more than 150 F-35 LIGHTNING II aircraft.
The order entails delivery of structural parts in the form of rudders and vertical leading edges for the low rate initial production (LRIP) 11 production lot, representing a continuation of previous orders: Kongsberg has delivered parts to the programme since the LRIP 3 production Lot.
“This order demonstrates Kongsberg’s continued competitiveness of high-end manufacturing for the F-35 programme. We are also pleased to see how the programme ramps up and the associated increased yearly production quantities,” commented Kongsberg’s Executive Vice President, Terje Bråthen.