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Elbit Systems receives qualification approval to manufacture composite components and assemblies for the F-35 Lightning II program

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems - Cyclone Ltd., has been approved as a manufacturer on the Qualified Products List for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

The approvals come after a series of successful qualification tests carried out by Lockheed Martin as part of a seven-year agreement for Elbit - Cyclone to deliver 16 unique components and assemblies for the JSF program.

Composite parts approved for the JSF include various aeronautical carbon-epoxy laminates and honeycomb sandwich panels for the F-35 family of single-seat, multi-role fighter jets.

Yoram Shmuely, Elbit Systems Aerospace Division's General Manager, commented: "Elbit Systems is proud to be a supplier for this prestigious program. This approval represents a significant milestone towards achieving serial production, and hopefully will lead to the receipt of orders for additional F-35 composite parts and assemblies. The recent approval of these major aviation manufacturers acknowledges the trust and recognition Elbit - Cyclone has established in the field of composite components for aerial platforms, and we believe it will pave the way for further business opportunities in this fast-growing market in which advanced technologies and constant innovation play a crucial role".

Press release issued by Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd on July 2, 2014

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd Aircraft Structural Components, Wing Flaps, Winglets, Forming, Chemical Milling, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Filament Winding Service, Metal Bonding, Aircraft Doors, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Fairings, Wing Spoilers, Honeycomb Core Composites, Engine Pylons, Composite Manufacturing Services, Fuselage Sections, Aircraft Flooring, Helicopter Assemblies, Crew Seating, Composite Structures, Composite Sandwich Panels, Laminates
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 Related aircraft programs:
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

 

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