Northrop Grumman awards F-35 development contract to Kitron

Kitron has been awarded a development contract to update a F-35 test program set (TPS) and provide a repair capability for Kitron and a United States Government (USG) Depot. The contract is for a three-year development program, with a total value of NOK 20 million. The development will be done at Kitron’s facility in Arendal, Norway.

The TPS was designed and demonstrated by Kitron under a previous contract. The fully redesigned TPS will enable both Kitron and the USG Depot to detect and isolate faults in the L-Band Pre-Selector (LBPS) Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), which is a module within the F-35 aircraft’s Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) avionics suite, developed by Northrop Grumman.

“This contract shows that Kitron’s role in the F-35 program extends beyond production to include development projects. It also points forward to substantial business opportunities within maintenance and repair, which Kitron will definitely pursue,” said Hans Petter Thomassen, Managing Director of Kitron Norway.

Northrop Grumman’s integrated CNI suite provides F-35 pilots with the capability of more than 27 avionics functions including voice and data communication. By using its industry-leading software-defined radio technology, the design allows the simultaneous operation of multiple critical functions while greatly reducing size, weight and power demands on the advanced fighter aircraft.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is the world’s most advanced military aircraft and for over a decade, the U.S. and our allies have invested in developing this fifth-generation, international, multirole fighter aircraft that will serve as a cornerstone of global security in the 21st century.

Norway is one of the international partner countries participating in the F-35 program. Under the Manufacturing License Agreement between Kitron ASA and Northrop Grumman, Kitron will manufacture and repair several subassemblies for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Über die Kitron GmbH

Kitron is a leading Scandinavian electronics manufacturing services company for the Defence/Aerospace, Energy/Telecoms, Industry, Medical devices and Offshore/Marine sectors. The company is located in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, China and the United States. Kitron had revenues of about NOK 3.3 billion in 2019 and has about 1 700 employees.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Kitron GmbH
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3
72555 Metzingen
Telefon: +49 (7123) 3741220
Telefax: +49 (7123) 3741229

Peter Nilsson
CEO of Kitron ASA
Telefon: +47 (94) 8408-50
Hans Petter Thomassen
Managing Director of Kitron Norway
Telefon: +47 (91) 3923-60
Für die oben stehende Pressemitteilung ist allein der jeweils angegebene Herausgeber (siehe Firmenkontakt oben) verantwortlich. Dieser ist in der Regel auch Urheber des Pressetextes, sowie der angehängten Bild-, Ton-, Video-, Medien- und Informationsmaterialien. Die United News Network GmbH übernimmt keine Haftung für die Korrektheit oder Vollständigkeit der dargestellten Meldung. Auch bei Übertragungsfehlern oder anderen Störungen haftet sie nur im Fall von Vorsatz oder grober Fahrlässigkeit. Die Nutzung von hier archivierten Informationen zur Eigeninformation und redaktionellen Weiterverarbeitung ist in der Regel kostenfrei. Bitte klären Sie vor einer Weiterverwendung urheberrechtliche Fragen mit dem angegebenen Herausgeber. Eine systematische Speicherung dieser Daten sowie die Verwendung auch von Teilen dieses Datenbankwerks sind nur mit schriftlicher Genehmigung durch die United News Network GmbH gestattet.