United States

F-35 production
Our locations in Nashua, NH and Endicott, NY are major partners to prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, in producing the F-35’s Electronic Warfare system and Vehicle Management Computer respectively.
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As production ramps-to-rate on the program, Electronic Systems is readying its manufacturing floor by expanding facility space, hiring personnel, and implementing achieving operational excellence initiatives. The sector’s manufacturing investments are in-line with Lockheed Martin’s desire to make the fighter more affordable – reducing the cost of each aircraft to $80 million.
In Nashua, NH, the F-35 program is a major contributor to site’s expansion, which includes 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art radio frequency manufacturing. Resulting from a $100 million renovation investment, this dedicated Electronic Warfare Integrated Manufacturing Center (EW IMC) contains the latest surface mount, automated optical inspection, in-circuit test, hand assembly, conformal coat, bonding, mechanical assembly, testing and final inspection, and integration technologies.
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Our People

We are committed to hiring talented employees and developing our workforce via in-house training, academic partnerships and talent acquisition to support the F-35 program. Over the next five years, our New Hampshire locations will hire between 300 to 500 employees to support our Electronic Warfare programs, including the F-35. Our leadership development programs in multiple functional disciplines pair new college hires with more experienced employees to ensure knowledge transfer and strengthening of our business processes, as the organization is fused with fresh talent. In addition, our warrior integration program is one of the best in the country in offering a place for former warfighters to grow their careers.

Achieving Operational Excellence

We ship our reputation every day through the design, build, delivery, and support of the highest-quality electronics to our customers on-time and on-budget.