Lightning strike

  • 30-Jun-2008 08:58 EDT

Lockheed Martin has selected Goodrich Corp. to supply the air data system (ADS) for the F-35 Lightning II program. Initial work includes the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) and Low Rate Initial Production 1 and 2 phases of the program. SDD is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2009, with ADS production deliveries also commencing in the first quarter of 2009. The ADS program has the potential of generating $300 million in revenue over the life of the program. The ADS is designed, developed, and produced by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Burnsville, MN, and provides all critical air data parameters to the vehicle management computers for the aircraft’s flight control and pilot display systems. Its SmartProbe and SmartPort air data sensing technology allows integration of multifunction sensing ports, pressure sensors, and processing capability through the elimination of pneumatic lines.

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