MALABAR — The F-35 has been a part of our nation’s defense for many years now.
The stealth fighter jet, which will perform at this weekend’s Melbourne Air & Space Show, is made by Lockheed Martin with components made by Harris Corp.
Earlier this week, Harris executives announced that it worked with industry partners to deliver more than 780,000 items with what the company calls “99.8 percent on time accuracy.” Translation: It was done right and one time.
Harris is headquartered in Melbourne.
With every F-35, Harris has delivered more than 1,500 module components, 58 network interface units, 21 power supplies, seven integrated racks, six advanced antenna arrays and three antenna interface units.
“Harris has a strong tradition of on-time and accurate delivery of avionics components and modules for the F-35,” Jeff Babione, executive vice president and general manager of the F-35 Program at Lockheed Martin, said in a statement. “Our collaborative efforts will continue to deliver strong capabilities, on budget and on time, to ensure our warfighters continue to maintain global air superiority.”
“By investing our own resources and continuing to search for innovative solutions, Harris is driving results that deliver value to the customer and warfighter,” Ed Zoiss, president of Harris Electronic Systems said in release. “We value our long-standing partnership with the F-35 program team providing engineering and supply-chain excellence.”
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