Alliant Techsystems To Provide Composite Structures For F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

by: Matthew Potter
April 27, 2010

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Despite the cost increases and the schedule delays Lockheed Martin (LMT) continues to work on building, testing and getting ready to deliver F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to the U.S. military and Allies. The recent defense budget revealed that estimated costs for the advanced aircraft have almost doubled. As part of the construction Lockheed buys assemblies and parts from a number of U.S. companies.

Yesterday, Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announced that they had received a contract worth about $250 million to provide composite fuselage, engine and wing pieces for the JSF. The contract illustrates the diversified industrial base required to build the sophisticated aircraft.

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