Throughout a ceremony held at Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) wing meeting line, IAI delivered Lockheed Martin with the primary units of F-16 aerostructures manufactured at IAI’s just lately reopened meeting line, together with the F-16 Conformal Gas Tanks. As well as, the two hundredth F-35 fighter plane wing set, produced by IAI, was additionally delivered. IAI is scheduled to provide a complete of 811 pairs of F-35A wings, with a possible worth of over $2 billion by 2034, following a contract signed in 2011. IAI is working a state-of-the-art F-35 wing manufacturing line, inaugurated in 2014, whereas repeatedly investing in automated techniques, superior infrastructures and applied sciences crucial to satisfy the plane’s modern design. The wings’ higher and decrease skins are fabricated from composite supplies, distinctive to the F-35, additionally made by IAI as a part of the manufacturing contracts.

IAI Delivers First Units of F-16 Aerostructures and two hundredth F-35 Wing to Lockheed Martin

Boaz Levy, Israel Aerospace Industries President and CEO, mentioned, “Delivering the F-16 aerostructures and the two hundredth F-35 wing to our companions at Lockheed Martin is a testomony to the sturdy cooperation between our corporations, and to the belief Lockheed Martin have given us. IAI’s aerostructures manufacturing traces make the most of modern applied sciences that present our clients with superior capabilities. We look ahead to many extra tasks with Lockheed Martin, and can proceed offering main options to the business.”


Joshua Shani, Chief Government, Lockheed Martin Israel, shared, “Lockheed Martin’s rising gross sales of our most superior platforms allow us to additional broaden native industrial partnerships. IAI is a valued accomplice for the F-35 and F-16 provide chains, manufacturing numerous components and applied sciences for Lockheed Martin for greater than 40 years. Lockheed Martin vastly values our long-standing relationship with the state of Israeli and its protection industries and look ahead to additional broaden our cooperations all through all our key packages”.

IAI Delivers First Sets of F-16 Aerostructures and 200th F-35 Wing to Lockheed Martin
IAI Delivers First Units of F-16 Aerostructures and two hundredth F-35 Wing to Lockheed Martin

IAI has been manufacturing aerostructures for Lockheed Martin for the reason that Nineteen Eighties. With the brand new demand for the F-16 Block 70/72 plane, IAI just lately reopened the meeting traces for the F-16 Wings, Vertical Fins and Conformal Gas Tanks. Previous to reopening the F-16 meeting traces, IAI invested in modernizing infrastructure, enhancing the work surroundings, and introducing new instruments to provide totally compliant F-16 aerostructures. IAI additionally efficiently reestablished the provision chain of {hardware} suppliers to help the meeting traces, checked and verified tooling, carried out crucial first article inspections, and carried out coaching packages for the F-16 staff. IAI’s Aviation Group is a frontrunner in growing and producing superior applied sciences, avionic buildings, and assemblies. It provides a devoted line for making F-35 outer wing packing containers and their skins. With these capabilities, the Aviation Group serves the world’s largest aerospace corporations. IAI’s LAHAV Aero-Buildings Division is a middle of excellence for the design and manufacturing of metallic and composite aerostructures, utilizing essentially the most superior applied sciences.