Orbital ATK celebrates manufacturing 5,000 total composite parts for the F-35 aircraft.
The company said Wednesday its Clearfield, Utah facility is responsible for manufacturing nearly 90 percent of the F-35’s wing skins, fixed skins, engine nacelles and access covers, using automated fiber placement machines.
The F-35 program has supported over 170,000 American jobs with an annual economic impact of $24 billion.
To commemorate the 5,000th part achievement, officials from Orbital ATK and its partner institutions on the program have gathered for a celebratory event.
Additionally, OA has received a contract in 2017 for the production of the F-35’s bullnose and blade seals.