Meggitt signs $15m F-35 contract

AMJune20News - Meggitt
AMJune20News - Meggitt

Meggitt has signed a $15 million contract with Chemring Australia Pty, for the continued supply of flare countermeasure assemblies on the F-35 fighter jet.

The contract award strengthens the existing partnership between Chemring Australia and Meggitt on the multirole combat aircraft.

Countermeasures are critical to pilot survival in a combat environment. They provide decoy heat signatures that attract enemy fire, enabling an aircraft to return to base safely.

The assembly utilises Meggitt’s innovative advanced composite processes, which produce a component capable of withstanding extreme temperatures whilst providing significant weight savings when compared to conventional housings.

Troy Peterson, Meggitt’s president of engine systems, said: “We are delighted that Chemring has chosen to place this second order with us, it is a true testament to both our product and our close working partnership. The composite component we designed for this particular solution is tailor-made to perform at temperature extremes, providing safety-critical solutions to defence forces around the world.”

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