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Belgium’s Asco awarded F-35 contract

20 November 2017

Asco Industries has been awarded a contract by Fokker Technologies to provide flaperon spars for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), an offset of the OEM’s industrial bid to offer the aircraft as a replacement for Belgium’s F-16 fleet.

The Belgian company manufactures and integrates surface treatments on the spars – a titanium machined component that forms the core of the flap on the trailing edge of the wing – at its facility in Zaventum.

These will then be delivered to Fokker in the Netherlands, where the company assembles composite material and develops the complete flap that is then delivered to Lockheed in the United States.

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