Israel Aerospace Industries on 4 November inaugurated its wing production line for the Lockheed Martin F-35 at its Lahav division.

The automated line is expected to produce four sets of wings per month, for shipment to Lockheed’s Fort Worth final assembly site in Texas.

IAI is scheduled to produce more than 811 pairs of wings for the F-35 over the next decade, with the first set to be ready for delivery by mid-2015. The company says the arrangement has a potential value of $2.5 billion over 10-15 years. […]