Jul 22, 2013

The Hon. Dr Mike Kelly AM MP Minister for Defence Materiel was joined by Northrop Grumman's Australian Chief Executive Ian Irving at Quickstep Bankstown last week to witness the delivery of our 100th manufactured carbon-composite part under our F-35 contract with Northrop Grumman.

Minister Kelly 19 July Web Pic


Quickstep Holdings Ltd. has delivered its 100th manufactured carbon-fiber composite part for its F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) contract with global aerospace company Northrop Grumman Corp.

Quickstep managing director, Philippe Odouard says: “We are pleased we have delivered our 100th manufactured part for the Joint Strike Fighter program, meeting production commitments agreed more than two years ago. This is an important milestone for the company which reinforces our reputation as a proven supplier of high quality carbon-fiber composite parts. Our successful involvement in the world’s largest military aerospace program is a powerful endorsement of our capability, essential for winning further supply contracts in the aerospace and automotive industries.”

Minister for Defense Materiel, the Hon. Dr. Mike Kelly AM MP. says: "Quickstep’s performance on the Joint Strike Fighter program is an outstanding example of an innovative Australian company supporting international defense contracts. This demonstrates the strong capability of Australian manufacturers to deliver products for global supply chains.”


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