Meggitt Signs $15M Contract for Supply of F-35 Countermeasure Housings

Meggitt PLC has signed a $15 million contract with Chemring Australia Pty, for the continued supply of flare countermeasure assemblies on the F-35 fighter jet.

The contract award further strengthens the existing partnership between Chemring Australia and Meggitt, on this world leading multirole combat aircraft.

Countermeasures are critical to pilot survival in a combat environment, they provide decoy heat signatures that attract enemy fire, enabling an aircraft to return to base safely. The assembly utilizes Meggitt’s innovative advanced composite processes, which produce a component capable of withstanding extreme temperatures whilst providing significant weight savings when compared to conventional housings.

Troy Peterson, Meggitt’s President of Engine Systems, said: “We are delighted that Chemring has chosen to place this second order with us, it is a true testament to both our product and our close working partnership. The composite component we designed for this particular solution is tailor-made to perform at temperature extremes, providing safety-critical solutions to defence forces around the world.”



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