BAE Systems signs F-35 manufacturing contract
BAE Systems has recently signed an agreement to provide advanced manufactured components for the F-35 program as part of a long-term arrangement with Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Under an agreement valued at approximately US$15 million that commences in 2015, BAE will manufacture around 1,000 Audio Control Electronic (ACE) modules, a component for the F-35 aircraft’s Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) avionics suite, developed by Northrop Grumman.
The agreement initially augments Northrop Grumman’s in-house manufacturing of the ACE module but provides potential to become the single-source supplier with increased delivery quantities until the year 2036.
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