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F35 contract Down Under

Posted on 20 Oct 2019 and read 687 times
F35 contract Down UnderDorset-based Meggitt plc, a leading international company specialising in high-performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defence and selected energy markets, has signed a $16 million contract with Chemring Australia Pty
for the supply of flare countermeasure assemblies for the F35 fighter jet.

This contract further increases Meggitt’s content and scope on this world-leading multi-role combat aircraft programme.

The flare counter-measure assembly is ‘critical to survival’ in a combat situation and provides decoy ‘heat signatures’ designed to enable the aircraft to return to base safely.

The assembly uses a Meggitt proprietary advanced composite material capable of withstanding extreme temperatures while also providing significant weight savings compared to conventional steel housings.

Dennis Hutton, Meggitt’s President of Engine Systems (www.meggitt.com), said: “Designing a composite capable of withstanding such extreme temperatures was a challenge we were more than happy to accept.”