TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DC-based Varley USA, announced its parent company, Varley Group, is partnering with Lockheed Martin to design and develop secure, portable ground facilities for Air Force personnel deployed overseas with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The award, worth $37.5 million dollars will run through 2019.
The deployable ground facilities can expand to three times the size of a shipping container and will be capable of supporting F-35 missions by housing the aircraft’s support system – the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) – and house all support personnel for the program. The F-35’s ALIS provides the off-board information system hardware, software and data that performs maintenance management; fault diagnostic; supply support; mission planning; and training management.
“These new, portable cabins will be a vital part to F-35 operational capability and will ensure our allies’ top-secret systems and personnel who support these airframes will be securely housed and protected,” said Matt Hederstrom, CEO of Varley USA. “Once we have shown success with the Australian F-35 program, we expect to see demand takeoff for our portable facilities in the U.S. and around the world.”
The portable cabins will also be capable of holding the off-board system that will be used across the F-35A, F/A-18F Super Hornet, E/A-18 Growler and P-8 Poseidon airframes.
Varley USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Varley Group, a 130-year-old Australian engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in Aerospace and Defense programs. Varley USA, Inc. was founded to leverage the technology, innovation, responsiveness, and legacy of its Australian parent to make it easier for US companies to do business with the Varley Group. For more information about Varley USA, visit www.varleygroup.us