Denmark’s Terma Wins F-35 Stabilizer ContractJun 09, 2006 09:07 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Lockheed Martin has selected Terma A/S, Grenaa to supply conventional edges for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter family’s high-tech carbon-fiber horizontal stabilizers. Terma won the selection in international competition on a best value basis, and the project represents a potential turnover value of approximately US$ 50 million. Terma has participated in the Lockheed Martin team designing structural parts since 2003, based on the use of advanced composite materials.
Denmark is also being courted by Saab/BAE with an offer for the JAS-39 Gripen fighter instead, some of which have been declared as surplus by Sweden and placed on the second-hand market. Within the F-35 program, meanwhile, Terma-related firms have been selected for the design and manufacture of:
- The Gun Pod for 2 of the 3 variants of the aircraft (F-35B STOVL and F-35C Carrier-launched, which lack internal guns)
- Weapons Pylons
- Composite panels for the Airframe
- Test Pods and test equipment
- Radar components