Northrop Grumman's F-35 Supplier in Israel Delivers First Advanced Composite
Component From Foreign Military Sales Country
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 10, 2013
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Northrop Grumman
Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) supplier in Israel – Elbit Systems-Cyclone –
delivered its first advanced composite component for the F-35 Lightning II
joint strike fighter center fuselage produced by Northrop Grumman. This
delivery is a significant milestone for the F-35 program, as it is the first
composite part manufactured by a country committed to purchasing future F-35s
under the U.S. foreign military sales agreement.
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The composite component delivered is one of 16 unique parts to be manufactured
by Elbit Systems-Cyclone under a seven-year F-35 agreement with Northrop
Grumman, which was signed in December 2011.
"We're anticipating receiving more than 50 component deliveries from Cyclone
this year, so this is a great start and shows Cyclone's commitment to the
program," said Michelle Scarpella, vice president of the F-35 program for
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "With the first delivery under its belt,
Cyclone has demonstrated that it is equipped and qualified to manufacture and
deliver quality composite parts for the joint strike fighter aircraft, 19 of
which Israel has committed to purchasing."
As a principal member of the Lockheed Martin-led F-35 industry team, Northrop
Grumman performs a significant share of the work required to develop and
produce the aircraft. In addition to manufacturing the F-35 center fuselage,
Northrop Grumman designed and produces the aircraft's radar and other key
avionics including electro-optical and communications, navigation and
identification subsystems. Northrop Grumman also develops mission systems and
mission-planning software, leads the team's development of pilot and
maintenance training system courseware, and manages the team's use, support
and maintenance of low-observable technologies. In 2012, the company delivered
32 center fuselages and is on track to exceed 2012 delivery quantities in
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