This presentation will walk through how an automated system was designed for the F-35 production line. It will address the methods and tools used such as requirements development, feasibility studies, risk management, and simulation. Components of the system will be covered at a high level including the end effector, tool assemblies, quality control, and part fixturing. The presentation will also provide insight into the challenges faced during design and integration of this system and other automation systems, and how they were overcome. Additionally, there will be lessons learned from these robotic drilling projects, the importance of sound project management, and accounting for the external systems when integrating into an existing production line.