Cyclone deal strengthens Israeli role on F-35

Flightglobal // July 08, 2014

Elbit Systems' Cyclone subsidiary has secured approval as a manufacturer on the qualified products list for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

The Israeli company is to deliver 16 unique components and assemblies for the type, including composite carbon-epoxy laminates and honeycomb sandwich panels. Announced earlier this month, theapprovals come following a series of successful qualification tests carried out by Lockheed as part of a seven-year agreement with Cyclone.

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