Essex Industries HOTAS Grips on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Essex Industries and Lockheed Martin have reached agreement on the next round of HOTAS (Hands-on Throttle and Stick) grip deliveries for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.  Production will extend through December 2022, with quantities expected to exceed 570 shipsets.

The F-35 is a 5th Generation fighter, combining aircraft characteristics of advanced stealth, integrated avionics, sensor fusion and superior logistics support with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history.  Variants of the F-35 will replace fighters for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and ten other countries around the world.

In addition to supplying the HOTAS grips, Essex also provides a series of valves for the F-35 fuel system.

Essex Industries Interphone Control Panels on C-130

Essex Industries has received a five-year contract from the U.S. Government that involves at least 100 Interphone Control Panels for the C-130. The first delivery order will ship in 2019.

The C-130, a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft built by Lockheed Martin, has become the main tactical airlifter for military forces around the world.

In addition to the Interphone Control Panels, Essex provides the Liquid Oxygen (LOX) system for the C-130 and supplies three different control wheel upgrades with U.S. SOCOM (Special Operations Command), IAF (Indian Air Force) and Lockheed Martin

Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award

Essex Industries is proud to announce that it has received a Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2016. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in government outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that support aerospace companies.

“Our supplier network is one of Boeing’s greatest competitive advantages when it comes to advocating for our shared interests,” said Kent Fisher, Boeing’s leader for enterprise Supplier Management. “Suppliers like Essex Industries represent a critical business voice to help decision makers understand the incredible impact that the aerospace industry has on their economies, employment and communities.”