Northrup Grumman, partners in U.K. to service F-35 components

Northrup Grumman, partners in U.K. to service F-35 components
Northrup Grumman, partners in U.K. to service F-35 components
Northrup Grumman will join Defence Electronics and Components Agency, which is owned by the U.K. government, and BAE Systems in delivering global maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) services for F-35 Lightning II components following an announcement from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) in the U.S.
 
“The selection of the U.K. to undertake this work is a notable achievement and recognizes the military aircraft support skills and capabilities that we have here in the U.K.,” Northrop Grumman Europe CEO Andrew Tyler said. “Northrop Grumman has proven experience working alongside global customers delivering innovative support solutions and we look forward to working closely with our partners and the JPO to bring that experience to F-35 component MRO&U services.”
 
The assignment covers depot-level repairable components, and the partnership of Northrup Grumman, Defence Electronics and Components Agency and BAE Systems will begin providing MRO&U services in early 2018.
 
“MRO&U components are one element of the Northrop Grumman F-35 global sustainment solutions,” Northrop Grumman Technology Services Vice President of Global Sustainment Steve Hogan said. “As the U.S., partner nations and global customers activate their fleets, Northrop Grumman and the industry team will continue to ensure F-35 Lightning II weapon systems are available for tasking and mission training.”

Operations will be based at MoD Sealand.

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