LAI to make structural components for F-35

  • 15-Oct-2009 08:25 EDT

LAI International Inc. has entered into a multi-year, multi-million-dollar frame agreement to manufacture structural components for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The contract is with Kongsberg Defence Systems of Norway for structural components on vertical fins on the advanced attack aircraft. LAI will use its advanced waterjet machining capabilities to process the titanium vertical tail fin components, including parts on the vertical fin identified as a spar, crank, and bell. The components will be processed at LAI’s manufacturing facility in Westminster, MD. “LAI solved Kongsberg’s requirements for dimensional accuracy and processing speed, cutting the 10-in-thick titanium forgings,” Thomas Sterner, LAI Major Accounts Manager, said.

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