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RAAF F-35A receives Australian-made vertical tails

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 8, 2017

The third Australian F-35A Lightning II has received vertical tails made by Australian company Marand as production of the aircraft nears completion.

The aircraft, AU-3, is currently on the production line at Fort Worth, Texas and becomes the first F-35A for the RAAF to receive Australian-made vertical tails.

“Examples like this prove that Australian industry has the capacity and capability to provide overseas customers value and reliability,” said Air Vice-Marshal Leigh Gordon, Head Joint Strike Fighter, in a statement on Monday.

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Marand is the second source of supply for about a third of the vertical tails for the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, and a subcontractor to BAE Systems in the UK, which is the other source of supply.

“Marand is supporting BAE Systems UK in producing vertical tails for the F-35, with more than 25 tails produced here in Australia so far,” said Marand chief executive Rohan Stocker.

“This follows wonderful support from BAE Systems in helping Marand build the capability to supply a complex aerostructure. We have a great relationship, and it puts us in a strong position with even more capacity to assist as production volumes increase over the next few years.”

More than 50 Australian companies have shared in more than $800 million in production contracts to date.

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    In rolls the money. Great job done by Australians.

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RAAF F-35A receives Australian-made vertical tails

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 8, 2017

The third Australian F-35A Lightning II has received vertical tails made by Australian company Marand as production of the aircraft nears completion.

The aircraft, AU-3, is currently on the production line at Fort Worth, Texas and becomes the first F-35A for the RAAF to receive Australian-made vertical tails.

“Examples like this prove that Australian industry has the capacity and capability to provide overseas customers value and reliability,” said Air Vice-Marshal Leigh Gordon, Head Joint Strike Fighter, in a statement on Monday.

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Marand is the second source of supply for about a third of the vertical tails for the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, and a subcontractor to BAE Systems in the UK, which is the other source of supply.

“Marand is supporting BAE Systems UK in producing vertical tails for the F-35, with more than 25 tails produced here in Australia so far,” said Marand chief executive Rohan Stocker.

“This follows wonderful support from BAE Systems in helping Marand build the capability to supply a complex aerostructure. We have a great relationship, and it puts us in a strong position with even more capacity to assist as production volumes increase over the next few years.”

More than 50 Australian companies have shared in more than $800 million in production contracts to date.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Australia’s next eight F-35A aircraft are in various stages of production.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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    In rolls the money. Great job done by Australians.

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RAAF F-35A receives Australian-made vertical tails

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 8, 2017

The third Australian F-35A Lightning II has received vertical tails made by Australian company Marand as production of the aircraft nears completion.

The aircraft, AU-3, is currently on the production line at Fort Worth, Texas and becomes the first F-35A for the RAAF to receive Australian-made vertical tails.

“Examples like this prove that Australian industry has the capacity and capability to provide overseas customers value and reliability,” said Air Vice-Marshal Leigh Gordon, Head Joint Strike Fighter, in a statement on Monday.

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Marand is the second source of supply for about a third of the vertical tails for the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, and a subcontractor to BAE Systems in the UK, which is the other source of supply.

“Marand is supporting BAE Systems UK in producing vertical tails for the F-35, with more than 25 tails produced here in Australia so far,” said Marand chief executive Rohan Stocker.

“This follows wonderful support from BAE Systems in helping Marand build the capability to supply a complex aerostructure. We have a great relationship, and it puts us in a strong position with even more capacity to assist as production volumes increase over the next few years.”

More than 50 Australian companies have shared in more than $800 million in production contracts to date.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Australia’s next eight F-35A aircraft are in various stages of production.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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  • Paul

    says:

    In rolls the money. Great job done by Australians.

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