GKN Fokker has landed a lucrative contract worth hundreds of millions of euros to produce components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
Translation by Traci White
The order will likely mean that dozens more vacancies will be posted for the company, which already has around 90 open positions.
According to Dagblad van het Noorden, Hoogeveen already builds the inflight opening doors for the F-35. The new order, which was placed by aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, will see the Drenthe-based company creating component parts for the jet engines. GKN aerospace will also be making the wiring systems for the aircraft.
On Wednesday, the first operational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was officially presented to the Dutch air force during a ceremony at a factory in Texas. The Hoogeveen deal was announced during the event. The Washington Post reports that the Lockheed Martin jets cost around 90 million dollars a piece.
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