Minister for Defence Materiel and Science – Victorian Company Soaring in Global Joint Strike Fighter

Australian Department of Defence Ministers // December 08, 2015

Minister for Defence Materiel and Science, the Hon Mal Brough MP, today congratulated Victorian company, Marand Precision Engineering, on a stand out performance on one of Australia’s biggest Defence projects.

“Marand has been an industry leader and outstanding performer in the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program to date, with contracts for the vertical tail, engine trailer and production tooling,” Minister Brough said.

Marand is the preferred supplier of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine trailers globally. This innovation brings together 12,000 complex parts to provide a stable platform for the safe alignment, installation, removal and maintenance of the multi-million dollar F-35 engines.

Minister Brough said Marand is the only company in the world that produces this essential solution for the global Joint Strike Fighter program.

“In addition, Marand is a second source supplier of the F-35 vertical tails currently represents Australia’s largest export opportunity in the production phase of the global Joint Strike Fighter program,” Minister Brough said.

“The benefits of Marand’s success extend to smaller Australian suppliers that Marand uses to deliver products to their international customers – effectively extending the supply chain locally in Australia.

“The Joint Strike Fighter program has opened international doors for industry participation in production and will continue to do so in the global sustainment market as the Joint Strike Fighter world-wide fleet matures.

Read the entire article from the Australian Ministry of Defence.