ATK receives contract for F-35 Lightning II composite components

  • 04-May-2011 08:37 EDT
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ATK will manufacture upper fixed aft skins and upper access covers for the F-35 Lightning II carrier variant (shown).

ATK has received a $110 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce composite components for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 5 through 9 of the F-35 Lightning II—Joint Strike Fighter. The contract includes production of multiple components through the LRIP 9 phase of the program. Under the terms of the contract, ATK will use advanced hand lay-up processing techniques to manufacture upper fixed aft skins for both the carrier variant (CV) and short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) variant, upper access covers on the CV and conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) variant, and the upper access center covers for the STOVL variant. Production will take place at ATK's Clearfield, UT, facility beginning in 2011 and continuing through 2015.

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