Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has signed an agreement valued at NOK240 million (about USD27.4 million) with Marvin Engineering Co., Inc. (MEC) to supply air-to-air pylons for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on Friday (March 18).
The agreement covers the next three production lots (15-17) for all variants of the aircraft.
“Kongsberg has been a key supplier to the F-35 Program for many years, and have supplied more than 2000 air-to-air pylons to date,” said Terje Bråthen, Executive Vice President of Aerostructures for Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. “This latest order confirms our capabilities as a key supplier to the F-35 Program and adds another three years to the production duration,” he added.
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is a subsidiary of Kongsberg, Norway’s defense and aerospace company. The company’s portfolio comprises products and systems for command and control, information, data handling and surveillance, communications solutions, space technology, missiles, and remotely controlled systems. The company also has extensive capabilities within advanced composite manufacturing and maintenance, repair, and overhaul within the aircraft and helicopter market.
Marvin Engineering Co., Inc. is a subsidiary of The Marvin Group, USA. The company produces airborne stores carriage and release solutions including ejector racks, missile launchers, pylons, and aircraft auxiliary equipment.
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