14 iunie 2018

LM switches F-35 DAS supplier ‘to enhance capability, reduce cost’


Lockheed Martin has switched suppliers for the Distributed Aperture System (DAS) fitted to its F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), contracting Raytheon in place of the incumbent Northrop Grumman. The F-35’s DAS is to be supplied by Raytheon from Lot 15 in 2023, meaning that 951 aircraft fitted with the current Northrop Grumman system will need to be retrofitted to the latest standard. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen) The aircraft manufacturer announced on 13 June that it has selected [...]