Harris Corporation has received a follow-on contract from Northrop Grumman to supply avionics systems for the US F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

Under the $55m three-year contract, Harris will provide next-generation avionics infrastructure, fibre-optic network solutions and power supplies for the Lockheed Martin F-35.

The infrastructure and electronics will provide more efficient, affordable and higher-capacity avionic capabilities than before.

The latest contract will include the production of up to 32 additional F-35 aircraft.

The F-35 has been designed to replace the A-10, the AV-8 Harrier, the F-16 and the F/A-18.