© Kitron Electronics Production | May 15, 2019
Harris awards block buy contract to Kitron for F-35 work
Kitron says it has received a contract from Harris for production of Integrated Backplane Assembly (IBA) for the F-35.
The contract covers an economic order quantity buy for production lots 12 through 14. The potential value of the contract is USD 18 million. The IBA is an advanced and complex high-level assembly, and deliveries start this year and continue through 2021. “With the Economic Order Quantity sub-contract Kitron have become the largest international supplier for Harris Corporation. This is an achievement for a small supplier from Norway, which makes me proud,” says Hans Petter Thomassen, Managing Director of Kitron Norway, in a press release. Under the manufacturing license agreement between Kitron and Harris, Kitron will manufacture, test, maintain and repair the IBA in the F-35.