Northrop Grumman is opening up new production spaces and introducing advanced manufacturing technology on its F-35 center fuselage integrated assembly line (IAL) here in preparation for a doubling of production in the next five years. Northrop Grumman, which plans to accelerate its IAL to a three-day production interval in September from the current four-day tempo, works in lockstep with Lockheed Martin which delivered 36 F-35s in 2014 compared to 13 in 2011. Together with new final ...

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