Moog wins share of $113 million JSF contract

Moog Inc has received a contract from Lockheed Martin for primary flight controls on the System Development and Demonstration phase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Moog Inc has received a contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for primary flight controls on the System Development and Demonstration phase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

The order, with a value of more than $113 million, calls for delivery of hardware from 2004 through to 2006.

Moog is partnered on this program with Parker Hannifin to jointly provide the electro-hydrostatic actuation system that will control the aircraft’s major flight surfaces including the flaperons, rudders, and horizontal tails. The Navy’s version of the aircraft will also include controls for the ailerons.

Of the total contract value, Moog’s portion of revenue will be approximately $57 million.

Current plans call for delivery of the first F-35 to the armed forces in 2008. The JSF program is expected to result in the delivery of over 3,000 aircraft.

The single-engine F-35 will be manufactured in three versions: a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant for the US Air Force, an aircraft carrier version (CV) for the US Navy, and a short-takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) version for the US Marine Corps, the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.