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VIDEO: Organized Lightning

Our Integrated Assembly Line (IAL) marked a significant accomplishment and entered full-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II center fuselage. This milestone marks the beginning of a 1.5-day production interval (PI) meaning a center fuselage will be produced off the assembly line every day and a half. The IAL is a state-of-the-art facility supported by technologies exclusive to or pioneered by Northrop Grumman bringing together robotics, autonomous systems, virtual 3D and predictive automation to the forefront of center fuselage production. https://news.northropgrumman.com/news… In addition to producing the jet’s center fuselage, the company produces its radar, electro-optical, avionics and communications subsystems. It also develops mission systems and mission-planning software; develops and maintains pilot and maintainer training systems courseware; provides the electronic warfare simulation test capability; and manages the team’s use, support and maintenance of low-observable technologies.

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