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July 18, 2016

Terma to continue to produce components for F-35 Lightning II aircraft

Denmark-based Terma has confirmed that it will continue to produce additional components for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.

By Srivari Aishwarya

Denmark-based Terma has confirmed that it will continue to produce additional components for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.

The move comes on the heels of the Danish Ministry of Defence's recent agreement to buy 27 F-35A to replace its existing fleet of F-16 aircraft.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics executive vice-president Orlando Carvalho said: “Denmark is an essential partner in F-35 production, development, and sustainment activities and is building parts and components for the manufacture of more than 3,000 projected aircraft.”

Terma will continue to provide composite and bonded assembly work for the F-35 through low-rate initial production and full-rate production.

Earlier in 2013, Terma reached a long-term agreement with Lockheed Martin for the production of composite and bonded assembly parts for all variants of the F-35.

It has also signed additional agreements for F-35 work with Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, and Marvin Engineering.

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"Denmark is an essential partner in F-35 production, development, and sustainment activities."

Terma and Lockheed have been collaborating on the F-16 programme and F-35 programme since 1976 and 2000 respectively.

The company has been involved in eight different production programmes for F-35's advanced composite structural parts and electronics.

Terma president and CEO Jens Maaløe said: “Our handshake today is a strong evidence of years of close partnership and collaboration on various platforms and programmes, not least Denmark’s actual and future fighter aircraft, the F-16 and the F-35.

“At present, we have initiated a comprehensive investment programme at our Danish facilities to secure and increase our solid and reliable technology base for future involvement in the programme.”


Image: Terma President and Chief Executive Officer Jens Maaløe and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Executive Vice President Orlando Carvalho shaking hands. Photo: courtesy of TERMA.

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