The F-35 Consortium

The F-35 is a unique military aircraft
manufacturing and sustainment
program. With the three major
U.S. military services and
several U.S. allies buying this
"flying combat system,” the
suppliers to the program
represent many of the
most advanced military
aircraft developers,
suppliers and sustainers
in the world. The F-35
Consortium will
provide information
about the major
contributors and their
roles in the program.

The F-35 global production and sustainment program is shaping the
21st century norm for industrial collaboration and commitment.

F-35 Consortium

F-35 Suppliers

Lockheed Martin is developing the F-35 with its principal industrial partners, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine powers the F-35.

More than 900 additional companies in the U.S. alone are F-35 suppliers.

Some of the many key global aerospace companies involved in the program are:

Tyco Electronics
Ultra Electronics
Sirpa Panel, SpA
Sargent Controls and Aerospace
Rockwell Collins
Pall Aeropower Corporation
Pacific Scientific
Marvin Engineering
Marotta Controls
L-3 Communications
Klune Industries
ITT Aerospace Controls
Honeywell International
Hamilton Sundstrand

Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems
Goodrich Landing Gear
Goodrich Actuation Systems
GE Aviation
Fokker Elmo
Fokker Aerostructures
FMH Corporation
Essex Industries, Inc.
EDO MBM Technologies
Eaton, Curtiss Wright, Cubic, Ball Aerospace
Boeing (JDAM)
Raytheon (various missiles)
MBDA (Storm Shadow)
Arrowhead Products
Amherst NGC
Ametek Rotron, Inc.
Alenia Aeronautica

F-35 Prime Contractor

Lockheed Martin

F-35 Industrial News

"A truly international project, the F-35 program draws on the expertise from nine countries, plus more than 1,300 suppliers to date.

The global partnerships of the F-35 program make manufacturing more efficient and help strengthen alliances among nations.

Wing production has begun in Italy, Turkey has delivered components for the center fuselage and Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark have delivered control surfaces and edges. On-site support will manage delivery schedules and ensure efficient transfer of approved technologies to industrial participation countries.

Aircraft will remain mission-ready around the world through efficient distribution and warehousing provided by partner suppliers. Support centers, organized at the depot, regional and international levels, will ensure a global supply chain management system that provides quick access to F-35 parts, systems and expertise.

F-35 Consortium

The Global Reach

The F-35 is building a 21st century fighter from the ground up. Sustainability is a key element of the program, which is based on a global supply chain. By building a global fleet of F-35s, the U.S. and its allies will be able to operate globally in a very different way. With a global supply chain, parts and availability are enhanced, and support diversified.

The global supply chain is a key element of both how to manufacture the aircraft and how to supply the aircraft as operations rolls out. In modern manufacturing, sustainability is a core element of shaping the capability of a modern combat aircraft.

Briefing slides and simulations are not the same thing as a finished good of high quality and of high reliability. Here you need a trained workforce, good engineering practices and an ability to deliver a product of high quality and standards. It is challenging to build new systems and not every manufacturer is created equal.

A core element of today’s manufacturing systems is the challenge of managing extended supply chains. And these supply chains are subject to disruptions and the need to manage those disruptions.

The F-35 with its integrated global supply chain is built on a solid foundation to go forward to support 21st century operations.

These slides describe as of June 2012, the current suppliers in the F-35 program. Both within the U.S. and the partner countries, the companies participating in the program are key players in shaping 21st century defense systems and capabilities.

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F-35 Consortium News

Building Ruggedized Airpower: The Case of Mali

The global defense market is a confluence of three dynamic markets: advanced Western militaries, near peer competitors and their global outreach, and ruggedized classic militaries seen in the developing

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RAF Typhoons in Japan

The RAF has sent Typhoon combat jets to exercise with the Japanese.

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The Dreadnaught Class of Strategic Submarines

The UK government is committed to replacing the Trident submarines with a new class of strategic nuclear submarines.

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Euronaval 2016: An Overview on Australian, UK and US Naval Forces Modernization

Our partner, OPERATIONNELS SOUTIEN LOGISTIQUE DEENSE SECURITE, has produced a special issue of their magazine to be distributed at the Euronaval show.

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Osprey in Defensive Combat Maneuver

Video:Osprey in Defensive Combat Maneuver

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The Aussie Tanker Achieves a New Milestone: An Update from the 86th Wing Commander

Recently, the Australian KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker fleet has now been flown more than 20,000 flying hours.

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The Future of the Eurofighter Typhoon: Shaping a 21st Century Air Combat Capability

New capabilities are being shaped for the aircraft-weapons combat system, which Typhoon is and is evolving to.

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Exercise Bersama Lima 2016: Five Power Defence Exercise in Malaysia, Singapore and the South China Sea

Five Power Defence Exercise in Malaysia, Singapore and the South China Sea.

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B-1s Deploy to the Pacific for Maritime Missions

Video:B-1s Deploy to the Pacific for Maritime Missions

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Mission Ready A-10s of the 104th Fighter Squadron Deploy to the Middle East

Todd Miller visits the `04th Fighter Squadron as they prepared to deploy to the Middle East.

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The Maryland Air National Guard Deploys Cyber Team in the Digital Battlespace

Second Line of Defense visited the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron on September 28, 2016 at the beginning of their first deployment.

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Canada Rebuilds Its Surface Fleet: Off the Shelf or Contributing to Deterrence?

Canada needs to build a surface combatant that is upgradeable through out its life to contribute to deterrence and defense of Canada.

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