Northrop Grumman awards contracts to Kitron
Kitron has been selected by Northrop Grumman as an international source for manufacturing of a sub-assembly for the F- 35 Joint Strike Fighter. The potential value for Kitron is more than NOK 1B over the lifetime of the agreement, which runs until 2036. The sub-assembly, called the Dual Channel Transmit/Receive module, is part of the CNI system developed by Northrop Grumman. It was won by Kitron in a best value competition. The contract covers the initial steps of transferring technical knowhow and manufacturing prototypes for testing and validation. This process will be on- going through 2017. Kitron will then be awarded production contracts with deliveries starting in 2018.