Northrop Grumman selects Danish composite manufacturer Terma A/S to provide components for F-35 Lightning II


EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 7 Nov. 2012. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) officials have selected Terma A/S, a manufacturer of advanced composites in Denmark, to provide component parts for the international F-35 Lightning II program.

The agreement, valued at more than $97 million with all follow-on options, calls for the production of 34 unique F-35 Lightning II composite components, including door, panel, skin assembly, and straps, through 2019.

"The LTA with Terma A/S further strengthens our relationship with Denmark, an F-35 partner country," says Michelle Scarpella, vice president of the F-35 program for Northrop Grumman. "Under this agreement, we will continue to work collaboratively with Terma, striving for the highest quality and driving efficiencies so we are able to provide the warfighter with the world's most advanced strike fighter aircraft."

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighter aircraft variants equipped with the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine. F-35 manufacturers include: BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Skunk works.

Northrop Grumman produces the F-35 center fuselage, the aircraft's radar, and other key avionics, including electro-optical and communications subsystems; 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.

Northrop Grumman delivered 22 center fuselages in 2011 and is on track to deliver 32 center fuselages this year. Its 100th delivery is expected in early 2013.

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