LAI Announces New Multi-Million Dollar Contract
International, Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and
sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers, recently announced
it has entered into a multi-year, multi-million-dollar frame agreement
to manufacture structural components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
LAI has signed a manufacturing contract with Kongsberg Defence Systems, Norway,
for producing structural
components on vertical fins on the advanced attack aircraft F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter Jet. The contract has a potential value of several
million dollars through 2014.
will use its advanced waterjet machining capabilities to process the
titanium vertical tail fin components, including parts on the vertical
fin identified as a spar, crank and bell. The components will be processed at LAI’s manufacturing facility in Westminster, MD.
solved Kongsberg’s requirements for dimensional accuracy and
processing speed, cutting the 10-inch thick titanium
forgings,” Thomas Sterner, major accounts manager, said.
“Our multiple machines and 24/7 capacity makes LAI an ideal
partner as F-35 production increases.”
also has a multi-year contract to manufacture 21 different highly
engineered, precision-machined titanium and aluminum structural panels
that fit on the airframe of three variants of the advanced attack
aircraft F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet — a Conventional
Take-Off and Landing aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, a Carrier Variant
for the U.S. Navy; and a Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing aircraft
for the U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Navy.
About LAI International
is a leading contract manufacturer of precision-engineered components
and assemblies for aerospace, power generation, defense, medical and
other advanced technology industries. The company’s
technology, engineering and manufacturing solutions are used to build
components for airframes, aircraft engines, power generators, defense
systems, medical devices and other mission-critical applications.
has developed strategic relationships with leading global OEMs and
operates five U.S. manufacturing facilities, with locations in
Minneapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, Westminster, Md., and Scarborough, Maine
– all of which are ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified. The company
also offers NADCAP-certified non-conventional machining processes.
has developed innovative applications in advanced machining processes,
including waterjet cutting and drilling, laser cutting, drilling,
welding and heat-treating, EDM drilling, CNC EDM, high-speed EDM,
conventional CNC machining, five-axis CNC machining and precision
grinding. The company also provides gage calibration, tooling
production, air-flow inspection and additional manufacturing services.
For more information, see www.LAIco.com
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