Luna, Lockheed Continue Partnership for F-35 Aircraft Readiness


Luna Innovations has extended its aircraft support partnership with Lockheed Martin with a $6.2M agreement to help ensure the readiness of F-35 Lightning II aircraft units worldwide.

Under the new deal, Luna said Tuesday it will build on its history of providing Lockheed with fiber-optic sensing systems and sensors for the F-35 fleet, and will help the defense company take on more aircraft orders.

Luna was honored by Lockheed in 2018 for its contribution in the testing, support and production of the F-35 platform.

"The foundational work we have done in the last several years has created the platform and scale to support the fulfillment of increasingly larger orders," said Scott Graeff, president and CEO of Luna.

F-35 units have logged more than 345K mission hours worldwide with nearly 10K maintenance personnel and over 1,170 pilots trained to operate the aircraft.

Lockheed has rolled out 595 F-35 Lightning II aircraft and is slated to deliver more than 900 jets to the U.S. and international clients in 2022.

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Written by Matthew Nelson

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