07 September 2001
07 September 2001
Northrop Grumman highlighted the importance of winning the development contract for the Joint Strike Fighter, expected to be the largest military aircraft procurement program ever.
The programme would help sustain California's leadership in aerospace technology while creating 5,400 direct and indirect jobs in the state, officials at Northrop Grumman Corporation said. The U.S. government is expected in late October to announce the winner in the JSF competition -- either Lockheed Martin Corporation or The Boeing Company -- and award a development contract. Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems is a principal member of the Lockheed Martin JSF team, along with BAE SYSTEMS.
The JSF is the next-generation fighter for three U.S. military services (Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) and the British Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. Approximately 3,000 aircraft are expected to be produced under the program, which has an estimated value of $200 billion.
Northrop Grumman is responsible for design and integration of the JSF center fuselage section, including the subsystems; development of a substantial portion of JSF mission systems software; ground and flight test support; development of flight control software for the Navy carrier variant; development support in the area of signature/low observables, and support of modeling and simulation activities.
Researchers from Defence Science and Technology (DST) and USQ are working on a three-year collaborative project to develop next-generation repairs for composite aircraft structures.
Boeing has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.
The Middlesex production facility of Web Industries’ Aerospace market team has earned accreditation from Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) covering the facility’s composite cutting and kitting operations.