Lockheed Martin has selected AAR Composites to fabricate carbon composites for the primary structure of the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.
AAR Composites will build 30 parts for each of 60 aircraft in support of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor program led by Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney.
AAR Composites has been supporting the F-22 Raptor program with advanced composite structures since 1995. Under several consecutive contracts, AAR Composites has supplied and continues to supply hand lay-up and Resin Transfer Molded (RTM) structures for the Raptors countermeasure systems. This new award is for parts that become part of the aircraft’s primary structure.
“This award is the culmination of a year’s worth of work acquiring the right technologies and, more importantly, adding the right talent to our business so we can perform at the highest level”, according to Mike Pentedemos, AAR Composites’ Vice President of Business Development. Pentedemos went on to say, “we intend to support the F-22 Raptor program for many more years and are looking forward to additional contracts with Lockheed Martin in the future”.
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