Australia stands to lose $2bn in contacts because the Australian Government and local defence firms are reluctant to supply components for the F-35 programme.

According to Adelaide Now, the reluctance arises out of the Australian Government’s refusal to assist companies seeking to join the joint strike fighter (JSF) global supply chain.

The JSF programme will be funded by the US Air Force and eight US allies who intend to purchase more than 3,000 fighter jets.

Australia plans to purchase about 100 F-35s.

The prime contractor Lockheed wants Australian firms to produce components and materials for the fighter.

The estimated value of the programme’s support contracts is up to $9bn, the website says.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.