Norwegian company with large F-35 agreement

F35 aircraft F35 aircraft.Photo: US Air Force / NTB scanpix

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The Norwegian company Kitron has signed an agreement on the production of electronics modules for the new F-35 fighter aircraft. The agreement has a value of NOK 170 million.

The agreement Kitron has made with Northrop Grumman is about the production of electronics modules. The modules are part of the aircraft’s highly advanced communications, navigation and identification avionic systems, the government said in a press release on Thursday.

The agreement has a value of more than NOK 170 million, and extends through next year.

– “This is very gratifying and shows that the Norwegian defense industry is competitive in an international market,” says Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen.

Kitron is already a significant supplier to the F-35 program. In 2016, the Norwegian company signed a long-term framework agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation with a potential value of approximately NOK 1 billion.

Production of the electronics modules will take place at Kitron’s premises just outside Arendal.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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