Military defence firm wins £2m contract

A military engineering business in Heaton Chapel has won a £2m contract with the US Department of Defence.

WFEL is about to ship a 250 tonne ski jump ramp to the US where it will be used by pilots testing the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

The ski jump, which was designed, developed and manufactured by WFEL, replicates the runway of an aircraft carrier. It will enable the Joint Strike Fighter to be tested on land, potentially saving the military millions of pounds.

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