Solvay has been awarded a new five-year contract to supply material for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft.

According to the company, development of the F-35 aircraft is part of the US Department of Defense's largest global military program in history. Solvay has supplied more than 50 products, including structural composites, a bismaleimide (BMI) prepreg system, a toughened epoxy resin prepreg system, structural adhesive and a lightning strike protection surfacing film.

The contract will formally commence on 1 January 2021.

‘It is a privilege to be the principal supplier of structural composites and adhesives to Lockheed Martin multinational F-35 program,’ said Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials Unit. ‘This contract extension builds not only on our F-35 program commitment, but also the partnership Solvay and Lockheed Martin have shared for more than 30 years and our ability to innovate together.’

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.