Goodrich Corporation (ticker: GR, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
(Farnborough 2004) BAE Systems Selects Goodrich Ice Detection for Joint Strike Fighter
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation
(NYSE: GR) announced today that it has been selected by BAE SYSTEMS to provide
the ice detection system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.
The system advises pilots when icing conditions are present and will be used
on the conventional, carrier and Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL)
versions of the aircraft. Lockheed Martin, BAE SYSTEMS and Northrop Grumman
are principal industry partners developing the F-35.
"The JSF joins many commercial and military programs using our ice
detection technology," said Don Reynolds, Vice President, Sensor Systems for
Goodrich. "This field-proven technology is the cornerstone of the JSF ice
detection system, making it a reliable and cost competitive solution for the
program," he continued.
In addition to the ice detection system, Goodrich is providing the landing
systems and weapons bay door actuation for the F-35. Goodrich's fuel quantity
gauging components and the associated wiring harnesses will also be part of
the F-35's fuel measurement system; and Goodrich will supply Rolls-Royce with
a Lift-Fan(TM) anti-icing system for the STOVL version of the aircraft.
Goodrich is the worldwide leading provider of ice detection systems to the
aerospace industry. The company provides primary and advisory ice detection
systems for business, regional, commercial and military aircraft worldwide.
Today, the company has designed and certified ice detection systems for over
85 different aircraft types and is producing over 3,000 systems annually.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global supplier
of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industry. If there's an
aircraft in the sky - we're on it. Goodrich technology is involved in making
aircraft fly ... helping them land ... and keeping them safe. Serving a global
customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities,
Goodrich is one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. For more
information, visit www.goodrich.com .
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SOURCE GR - Electronic Systems