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F-35 Lightning boss visits Quickstep

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, the head of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program, visited Quickstep’s Bankstown facilities this week.

Quickstep, a manufacturer of high-tech composites, is a supplier of carbon-fibre skins and sub-assemblies to the JSF program and will manufacture up to 21 different JSF parts.

"I was impressed with Quickstep's manufacturing processes and technology, they appear to be world class," said Bogdan during Monday’s visit.

"The technologies I saw have great potential to improve aerodynamic performance and help to keep manufacturing costs down. Quickstep's contributions to the F-35 program are highly valued today and will be for years to come."

Quickstep recently announced sales of $3.7 million for the half-year to December.

The is also a contract manufacturer of wingflaps for Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Hercules, and last year licensed its Quickstep Process to a ORPE Technologiyain Russia.

(Pictured left to right) Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Kym Osley; Tony Quick, Quickstep chairman; Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan.

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