Curtis-Wright To Provide Parts For The F-35

by: Matthew Potter
April 22, 2010

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Lockheed Martin (LMT) awarded Curtis-Wright (CW) a contract to provide structural components and some hardware for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s missile carrying and launching system. There was no value reported for this contract.

Lockheed is the prime contractor for the troubled advanced, stealthy jet that ill replace the F-16, F/A-18 and AV-8 aircraft in use by the U.S. and many allies. The program has suffered major cost increases over the last few years including a report this year of a significant breach to the Cost Baseline. This will require Congress to re-certify the need for the program which is expected due to its extreme importance.

The JSF is being assembled out of many different parts and pieces from several companies. Alcoa and Northrop Grumman are providing major fuselage assemblies, Pratt & Whitney the engine and so on.

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