ITT Exelis wins contract to make F-35 composite blade seal components

Lockheed Martin has awarded ITT Exelis a multi-million dollar contract to make composite blade seal components for all variants of the F-35 Lightning II program.

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ITT Exelis (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) reported on June 17 that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Lockheed Martin to fabricate composite blade seal components for all variants of the F-35 Lightning II program. This award will support production for LRIP 6 and 7 through 2015. Production of the blade seals will take place at the new Exelis composite design and manufacturing center in Salt Lake City.

“Our expertise in fabricating complex, high-performance composite structures provides the highest quality solutions at the best value for our customer,” says Mike Blair, vice president and general manager of the Exelis Aerostructures business. “With our commitment to operational excellence, we will maximize that value, offering the right processes more efficiently to meet our customer’s needs.”

Exelis has more than 40 years of experience in the design and manufacture of composite structures and assemblies.

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