AGC AeroComposites Receives Contract Extension from Rockwell Collins for the F-35 Binocular Optical Support Structure (BOSS)

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AGC AeroComposites has reached an agreement with Rockwell Collins to extend AGC’s production of the Binocular Optical Support Structure (BOSS) through multiple low rate initial production sequences. The BOSS is a key assembly in the F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System supporting the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Program.

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“We are honored to support Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Military in this prestigious and critical program.” Wayne Exton, CEO, AGC AeroComposites

AGC AeroComposites, a global composites and metal structures manufacturer for the aerospace and defense industry, has reached an agreement with Rockwell Collins to extend AGC’s production of the Binocular Optical Support Structure (BOSS) through multiple low rate initial production sequences. The BOSS is a key assembly in the F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System supporting the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Program.

Engineering, production and subcontracts personnel from both Rockwell Collins and AGC worked together to achieve significant improvements in performance and capacity positioning AGC to support the ramp-up in the F-35 build rates.

Working together over the past year has paved the way for delivery commitments critical to the overall F-35 Program. AGC AeroComposites CEO, Wayne Exton commented, “We are honored to support Rockwell Collins. Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Military in this prestigious and critical program.” It is estimated that more than 2,500 F-35s will be manufactured to support the U.S. Military and its allies.

“The F-35 is a flagship aerospace program, and its Helmet Mounted Display Systems provide pilots with unprecedented situational awareness,” said Mark Withrow, Vice President and General Manager of AGC’s Hayden facility. “The components we manufacture for the program are critical to its success.” In addition to this work supporting Rockwell Collins, AGC supplies critical composite hardware for many of the world’s most recognized aerospace platforms.

About AGC AeroComposites
AGC AeroComposites supplies the aerospace & defense industry with composite and metallic aerostructures and components. The company’s global footprint is comprised of strategically located sites providing local and immediate support to customers. Integrated solutions range from early stage design, rate production, to full-term sustainment making AGC AeroComposites the industry’s trusted lifecycle partner

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