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Moog awarded $400 million contract for joint strike fighter

Moog Inc. was awarded a contract worth over $400 million to supply systems for the next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

The contract was awarded by Lockheed Martin, which builds the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation jet. The new work continues the long-standing connection between the Elma-based motion control equipment maker and the joint strike fighter.

“Moog’s unique capabilities of providing actuators, power drive electronics, control electronics and software allows us to provide unmatched value to Lockheed Martin on the F-35 aircraft," said Ralph Elbert, group vice president for the military sector for Moog. The contract covers Lockheed Martin's next three years of joint strike fighter production.

Moog's work for the joint strike fighter program was one of the reasons the company added a larger assembly and test area at its Elma campus. Moog has about 3,400 employees in the region, making it one of the area's largest private-sector employers.

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