Cobham, which operates the former Remec business in San Diego, said it received orders worth tens of millions of dollars for radio frequency microelectronics to support the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.
Work will be done in San Diego at Cobham Microelectronic Solutions.
Northrop Grumman Corp. placed the order for radar components, while BAE Systems ordered components for electronic warfare systems.
Lockheed Martin Corp. runs the F-35 program, which has the distinction of being the most costly weapons program in history. As yet, the program is not turning out aircraft at full capacity. There are separate versions of the F-35 for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. At least 10 U.S. allies are planning to buy the aircraft.
“Our portfolio of microelectronic components and assemblies enable electronic warfare and radar system sensitivity, helping pilots achieve mission success by maintaining situational awareness and staying safe,” Jill Kale, president of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, said in a statement issued by the company.
Cobham made the announcement Sept. 19. The company is based in the United Kingdom.