F-35 Multi Mission Pod on Display


On display at stand # C26 in Hall 2 is the F-35 Multi Mission Pod built using the very latest composite technology for extra strength and light weight.

Farnborough International Airshow 2012 – On display at the Terma stand C26 in Hall 2 is the F-35 Multi Mission Pod built using the very latest composite technology for extra strength and light weight. The pod is designed for versions of the F-35 with requirements for external stores.


In 2004, Terma won the contract to design, develop, qualify, and produce F-35 Gun Pods for the F-35B and F-35C in partnership with General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics.

The F-35 Pod is a full monocoque composite structure in carbon fiber. It passed engineering test and qualification and has flown on the F-35 in February 2012 and is currently in the LRIP production phase.

The F-35 Pod Enclosure will provide real estate on the F-35, which can be used to expand the F-35 Special Mission functionality, by allowing the F-35 to fly Next Generation EW and ISR systems, such as Jammers and EO sensors.

Terma is deeply involved in the design and production of a large variety of structural and avionics components for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Based on more than 25 years of experience working with aerospace composites and composite-to-metal bonded assemblies, Terma provides a wide range of high performance small to medium-sized advanced aerospace composite structures. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality product that has been tested to the highest standards.

About Terma
The Aerostructures Business Area specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced structural parts for the defense and non-defense market, including products for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-16 fighter aircraft, the Gulfstream business jet, as well as Pods and Pylons. The business area employs 300 people at the facilities at Grenaa, Denmark and in Ft. Worth, TX, in the U.S.

The Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for ships and aircraft, space technology, and advanced aerostructures for the international aircraft industry. The company, headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark, has a total staff of 1,100 and realized 2011 revenues of USD 248 million, and maintains international subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany Singapore, and in the U.S. 

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