Quickstep wins new defence project

Quickstep Holdings Limited, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fiber composite components, has reportedly receive funding to produce housings for an F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flare.

The F-35 Lightning II Program is the world’s largest military aerospace program and the project will be funded via materials developer Chemring Australia from the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, through a multi-million dollar US Government contract.

During the project, Quickstep will commission additional manufacturing processes and technologies, aiming at extending its capability to support the F-35 Program and other defence and aerospace projects.

‘This exciting new project will involve Quickstep applying advanced tooling and process engineering skills to establish world-class advanced manufacturing capabilities for production of F-35 countermeasure flare housings,’ sad  Mark Burgess, CEO and MD of Quickstep.

This story is reprinted from material from Quickstep, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.