Thursday, September 8, 2011

F-35 Year in Review


More Than a century after the Wright brothers took to the skies, nearly SO years after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Northrop Grumman Corporation continues to define the future of aviation by incorporating advanced techno ogies and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques into the development of the next-generation aircraft known as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The F-35 will dramatica ly alter the future of warfare. Northrop Grumman, at the forefront of this evolution in military history, has demonstrated its extraordinary commitment to the JSF program with the accomplishment of severa key mi estones in 2005. The company comp eted the first major component of the aircraft in April, demonstrating manufacturing concepts that will become critica once initia production begins in 2007. The center fuse age was de ivered on time, and we now have four additiona center fuse ages in production.