Goodrich gets the gear

The Goodrich Corporation is to supply the landing gear and lead the landing system integration effort for the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter.

The Goodrich Corporation is to supply the landing gear and lead the landing system integration effort for the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

The company estimates the potential value of this business at $4-$5 billion over the life of the new fighter jet program, including original equipment and aftermarket sales and service, but excluding foreign military sales.

Goodrich has a signed agreement in excess of $70 million for the initial System Design and Development phase for the landing gear and the undercarriage integration.

In addition to landing gear technologies, Goodrich will also provide fuel quantity gauging components and the associated wiring harnesses as part of the aircraft’s fuel measurement system.

Just last week, TRW announced that it is to provide the integrated communications, navigation and identification (CNI) avionics to Lockheed Martin, the winner of the competition to build the new fighter, also in support of the JSF program.

And for its part, Smiths Aerospace expects to gain $10 billion in business from the JSF program. Key systems from Smiths Aerospace will include the electrical power system and a number of electronic control systems including weapons control.

The total JSF program is valued at approximately $200 billion. Plans call for more than 300 aircraft.