First Down Under F-35 Vertical Tail

Posted 1 April 2014
Photo by John Rossino

Marand, an Australia-based engineering and industrial manufacturing company, delivered its first shipset of F-35 vertical tails in ceremonies at its Melbourne facility on 31 March 2014. Dr. Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria, and Victoria Sen. Michael Ronaldson, who represented the Australian Defence Minister, were among the distinguished guests in attendance. The work on the F-35 vertical tails is subcontracted to Marand by BAE Systems and is one of the largest planned manufacturing projects for the F-35 in Australia, with 722 shipsets anticipated.

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