Australia’s Nupress Tools has been subcontracted by F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine provider Pratt & Whitney to manufacture precision-machined parts for the F135 powerplant.
The seven-year multimillion-dollar contract will commence over the next 12 months, and represents further involvement of Australian industry in the multinational aircraft development, as well as Nupress’ continued involvement in the programme, which already results in it providing canopy slings to the Varley Group. Both Nupress and Varley Group are based in the Hunter Valley in northern New South Wales.
“Under this contract Nupress expects to produce 50% of the global supply of five engine components for Pratt & Whitney,” Christopher Pyne, Australia’s minister of defence, said.
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