Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jul 18, 2010

BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin As the USA's sole Level One partner on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the UK has a pivotal role in the Pentagon's largest ever procurement effort as a customer and as an industrial participant. Thanks to its status as one of Lockheed Martin's production partners on the Lightning II, BAE Systems is dramatically expanding its manufacturing capabilities in the north-west of England to prepare for a major ramp-up in work to occur by the middle of this decade. With its responsibilities including the production of the aft fuselage and horizontal and vertical tails for every F-35 built, BAE has a roughly 16 percent stake in the JSF programme. This also covers its production of the heat-resistant nozzle bay door for the short take-off and vertical landing F-35B, which will enter service with the UK Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, the US Marine Corps and Italy. Jul 13, 2010

Eurofighter The Euroradar consortium has made an offer to provide an active electronically scanned array radar enhancement for Eurofighter partner nations Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. "We have tabled a proposal using risk-reduction work that has already been done," says Steve Mogford, chief executive of Selex Galileo, lead stakeholder in the Euroradar group. "We're just waiting for them to drop the flag." The move represents a standalone offer, and is"We have tabled a proposal using risk-reduction work that has already been done," says Steve Mogford, chief executive of Selex Galileo, lead stakeholder in the Euroradar group. "We're just waiting for them to drop the flag." The move represents a standalone offer, and is not linked to the proposed Tranche 3B production phase of the Eurofighter programme, he adds. not linked to the proposed Tranche 3B production phase of...

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