Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Laser Ultrasonic Technology (Laser UT) nondestructive inspection technology, developed in-house, uses laser energy to detect defects in composite materials and is designed to perform 10 times faster than existing water-coupled ultrasonic inspection machines.

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Lockheed Martin completes Orion spacecraft capsule
The crew module capsule has been assembled onto the Orion service module for further testing before the Artemis 1 uncrewed mission to the moon.

Collins Aerospace to supply OOA control surfaces for X-59 supersonic aircraft
Out-of-autoclave composite flaps, ailerons and rudder meet Lockheed Martin's schedule and cost targets for NASA low-boom flight demonstrator.

F-35 fleet surpasses 200,000 flight hours, 400th F-35 delivered
The 400th production aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah by Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office.

composites simulation for defense aircraft

Lockheed Martin selects iBASEt digital manufacturing solution
The digital manufacturing suite will be used for tracking prepreg out time on Lockheed Martin’s defense aircraft applications, among other manufacturing operations.

Alpine aircraft interiors

Alpine Advanced Materials licenses Lockheed thermoplastic nanocomposite
Proven in military aerospace parts, the HX5 product targets metal replacement in single-aisle jetliners.

Sikorsky-Boeing helicopter composites aerospace

Sikorsky-Boeing defense helicopter achieves first flight
The SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter is part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program and is the third aircraft to incorporate Lockheed Martin’s X2 defense technology.

Army Lockheed Martin partnership

Army partners with Lockheed Martin to develop new materials for defense applications
The Army Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Corp. are partnering to create new materials for defense optical technology and protective coatings.

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The markets: Aerospace (2019)
The world’s two largest aerospace manufacturers, once again, shared center stage as commercial aircraft stayed in the composites spotlight, expected to be increasingly heavy users of carbon fiber composites.

virtual reality in composites

Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality
A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real-world of composites manufacturing and repair.

Fiber-metal laminates in the spotlight
Interest in FMLs is growing again as aeroengineers search for lightweight solutions adaptable to new narrowbody commercial aircraft.

Aircraft composites repair: Plasma’s potential for better bonds
Plasma treatment might be a key enabling technology in the pursuit of certification-worthy, fastener-free adhesively bonded repair patches applied to aircraft primary structure.

Resin transfer molding: An update
Fulfilling the promise of OOA composites without sacrificing pressure.

NASA/Boeing composite launch vehicle fuel tank scores firsts
Subscale 5.5m-diameter cryogenic tank demonstrator with innovative fluted-core skirt is formed via robotic AFP and cured out of the autoclave.

Avcorp awarded Lockheed Martin contract for F-35 outboard wing
The scope of this agreement will complement Avcorp's existing manufacturing of the F-35 carrier variant outboard wing integrated assembly. 

Dream Chaser preparing for second flight test
Sierra Nevada has two Dream Chaser vehicles in its fleet: the atmospheric engineering test article (ETA) and the advanced composite orbital vehicle.

Some thoughts on the M&A "heat wave"
CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan takes some admittedly educated guesses at the significance of the six momentous acquisitions that were announced in the short space from mid-July through early August in the composites industry.

Stelia Aerospace North America signs contract with Lockheed Martin
The company will make the vertical stabilizer saddle assembly for the C-130J Super Hercules military transport plane.

Virtual testing of composites: Beyond make & break
Software-based micromechanical modeling and analysis methods promise faster and more cost-effective aircraft development and testing programs.

Assessing conventional and advanced NDI for composite aircraft
 AANC experiments test how well damage can be detected in composite parts.

Product Categories of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • NDI equipment
    • NDI equipment, ultrasonic