Monday, June 17, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – ITT Exelis has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract from Lockheed Martin to make composite blade seal components for all variants of the F-35. This award will support production for LRIP 6 and 7 through 2015. Production of the blade seals will take place at the new Exelis composite design and manufacturing center in Salt Lake City. Exelis has more than 40 years of experience in the design and manufacture of composite structures. (Source: Business Wire, 06/17/13) Gulf Coast note: Exelis has an operation in Panama City, Fla.; the F-35 training center is at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.