Agreement In Place On Fighter Aircraft
(Source: Danish Ministry of Defence; issued June 9, 2016)
(Issued in Danish; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)
The government, the Social Democrats, the Radical, Liberal Alliance and the Danish People's Party have agreed on new fighter aircraft to replace the aging F-16s.
There is agreement to acquire 27 F-35 fighter aircraft and to finance the acquisition within the Defence frame - with the ambition that it does not go beyond operational capability.
It is a very broad agreement - 139 of the Folketing's 179 members voted in favour.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The cross-party agreement sets the price of the aircraft at 20 billion Danish crowns, with deliveries planned from 2021 to 2026.)
Denmark Selects New Fighter Aircraft
(Source: Terma A/S; issued June 9, 2016)
LYSTRUP, Denmark --- Today, the F-35 was officially selected as Denmark’s future fighter aircraft. Terma looks forward to continue and increase cooperation with Lockheed Martin and their partners. The announcement from the Danish Minister of Defence declares that Denmark will acquire 27 F-35As.
“It is with great pleasure that I receive the news of the decision on the fighter aircraft acquisition. I congratulate the Danish government and the Danish Defense on reaching this new milestone. Terma has patiently awaited the decision for more than a decade, and we are very pleased that we are now able to explore further cooperation with the winning manufacturer, Lockheed Martin” says Terma President & CEO Jens Maaløe.
Terma has been a supplier to the F-35 program since 2004, and is now producing composite aerostructures and radar electronics for the program.
“Our company has evolved parallel to the program and we are excited to see what this new phase in our collaboration will bring. One thing is certain: we look forward to explore new areas of cooperation and bring “best value” to the F-35 program” says Jens Maaløe and continues: “To be a supplier to the international military aircraft industry takes hard work and dedication – and we are ready to continue down the road we began more than a decade ago”.
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft was chosen in competition with Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornet and Airbus’ Eurofighter Typhoon. The F-35 aircraft will replace Denmark’s F-16s which have been in operation since 1980.
The high-tech Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.