Fokker Secures Next Order for F-35 Aircraft Valued at 40 Million Euros
Fokker strengthens Dutch industrial footprint for employment and turnover in F-35 aircraft program through additional agreements with Lockheed Martin for the F-35’s electrical systems.
Fokker Elmo has secured an additional contract from Lockheed Martin for the
delivery of additional Electrical Wiring & Interconnection Systems, valued
at 40 million euros. Under this contract, Fokker Elmo will be responsible for
the manufacturing of electrical systems for the next batch of aircraft. Fokker
Elmo’s production of the F-35 electrical wiring systems involves employment for
150 specialists at Fokker Elmo. The company has been working with Lockheed
Martin for the F-35 since 2002.
Hans Büthker, COO of Fokker Technologies and President of Fokker Elmo is ‘very pleased to sign this contract during the Paris Airshow, following the recent milestone of the delivery of the 100th shipset to Lockheed Martin, this underscores the value of the Dutch industrial participation in the F-35 in terms of employment, knowledge and innovation”. The contract was signed in the presence of Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Mr. Henk Kamp.
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