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.
The Lanxess High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit presented a drone propeller made of short glass fibre reinforced Durethan polyamide 6 at Chinaplas 2018.
Haydale has supplied graphene enhanced prepreg for Juno, a 3 m wide composite-skinned unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was revealed during Futures Day at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.