VILDBJERG, Denmark, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Multicut A/S of Denmark has been notified by Lockheed Martin that it's to be contracted to make aluminum machined parts for F-35 fighters.
Under the contract to be issued, the Danish company will produce items such as brackets and fittings for the F-35 for an initial period of three years.
"Denmark continues to benefit from participating in the F-35 program, and this contract award with Multicut reaffirms Lockheed Martin's commitment to grow the industrial participation program with Danish companies of all sizes," Jack Crisler, Lockheed Martin F-35 vice president, said at a ceremony at Multicut in Vildbjerg.
"Multicut and other Danish companies are participating in a truly international, highly innovative 'next generation' program, which will endure for more than 40 years. Should Denmark select the F-35, Danish companies will be involved in the construction of the F-35 global fleet, and potentially in sustainment of the F-35 over the entire life cycle of the program."
Lars Rasmussen, Multicut A/S chief executive officer, called the impending contract a major event that "allows us to move into component manufacturing for a fifth-generation fighter aircraft and positions our company well for many years to come."