Norwegian Kongsberg to provide air-to-air pylons for F-35 fighters

Lockheed Martin F-35A

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (Kongsberg) has signed a contract with Marvin Engineering to supply air-to-air pylons for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter programme.

The $14.3m (Nkr136m) agreement covers production lot 14 for all types of the fighter jet.

The F-35 fighter jet family includes three variants of its single-seat jets: the F-35A conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) variant and the F-35C carrier variant (CV).

Kongsberg executive vice-president Terje Bråthen said: “This contract confirms Kongsberg’s capabilities as a key supplier to the F-35 Programme.

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