IAI Delivers 100th F-35 Wing to Lockheed Martin

Sept. 26, 2019
Total program involvement offers an income potential of over $2 billion.

Israel Aerospace Industries IAI at a ceremony held at the company’s wing assembly line, with presence of the respective representatives of Lockheed Martin' management, MOD representatives, SIBAT and The Industrial Cooperation Authority at the Ministry of Economy and Industry.

The wings manufacturing center of IAI’s aviation division was established in November 2014, and benefits from a strong international reputation thanks to extensive know-how and experience in making wings for the F-16 and T-38. The center is now expected to manufacture above 800 F35 wings by 2034. On Dec.2018, IAI inaugurated an innovative line for production of F-35 wing skins, expanding the collaboration between the two companies.

Joshua (Shiki) Shani, country executive of Lockheed Martin Israel, shared, “The delivery of the 100th wing is a significant milestone for the F-35 program. We take this opportunity to mark the broad cooperation Lockheed Martin holds with the local industries as a whole and IAI in particular, who play a major role in the global F-35 program. The F-35 is the leading fifth generation fighter jet in the world, manufactured by the highest standards along the supply chain. We look forward to deepening the fruitful, strong cooperation of today and in future programs, with both the Ministry of Defense and Israeli defense industries”.