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Terma and BAE Systems sign F-35 long-term price agreement

News International-French

19 Jul 2018

The agreement covers the manufacture of Large Composite Skins for the Horizontal and Vertical Tail on all variants of the F-35.

The agreement between BAE Systems and Terma was signed by Paul Burns, F-35 Global Procurement & Supply Chain Director at BAE Systems (left) and Jens Maaløe, President and CEO, Terma
Terma and BAE Systems signed a long-term price agreement for the manufacture of composite skins for all three variants of the F-35. The agreement is a continuation of a long-term agreement signed in 2013 covering the manufacture of Large Composite Skins for the Horizontal and Vertical Tail on all variants of the F-35.

The actual agreement includes the latest F-35 LRIP 12-14 program of record.

Terma has been collaborating with BAE Systems on the F-35 program since 2006 when the two companies signed a Letter of Intent for future partnership. In 2009, a contract was signed for the delivery of composite manufactured parts for the F-35.

Jens Maaløe, President & CEO, Terma, said:

“This new signing further confirms Terma’s strong position on the F-35 program and shows how collaboration can benefit Terma, BAE Systems, and the F-35 program as a whole. Through a major investment program over the past three years, Terma today offers one of Europe’s most advanced and high-tech production facilities for the development and manufacture of composite parts for the aircraft industry.”

Andrea Thompson, Senior Vice President - US Programmes, BAE Systems, commented:

“We are delighted to sign this agreement with Terma which underpins our strong relationship and collaborative approach towards the F-35 program. Agreements such as this are a positive step towards achieving affordability targets across the program.”

In 2016, the Danish Government announced Denmark’s decision to acquire 27 F-35As as the future fighter aircraft as a replacement for the ageing F-16s.

Terma currently maintains eight different production programs within advanced composite and machined structural parts plus electronic components on the F-35. Terma has been involved in the program since 2002 when Denmark joined the F-35 program as a partner country.