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Kongsberg, Lockheed Martin sign production deal for F-35 components

2nd October 2021 - 12:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


F-35A Lightning II is a fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft (Photo - Lockheed Martin)

Agreement sealed by Kongsberg subsidiary KAMS covers delivery of parts for more than 50 aircraft under Lot 15-17 of the F-35 programme.

Kongsberg announced on 30 September an NOK122 million ($14.16 million) contract with Lockheed Martin for the production of parts for the F-35 Lightning II programme.

The agreement was sealed by Kongsberg’s subsidiary Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) and covers the delivery of components for more than 50 aircraft under Lot 15-17. The production of these parts will take place until 2025 at the company’s facility at Kjeller.

Shephard reported in April that F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin expects a ‘ballpark $9 billion’ F-35 Lot 16 production contract to be signed off in Q4 2021.

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