Monday, June 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin is close to winning the orders it needs to rapidly produce the F-35 fighter, the most expensive weapons system in U.S. history.
(My Note: I assume but certainly can't guarantee that LUNA Innovations may receive a bump based upon the use of the LUNA terahertz inspection of the radar absorbing paint on the F-35. See one of many blog posts on this topic here : https://terahertztechnology.blogspot.com/2012/05/advanced-photonix-inc-receives.html and here
The deal promises big economic benefits. It would secure jobs at Lockheed and international partner factories in Texas, Italy and Japan, where more than 140 jets are now in production. The deal would support about 150,000 jobs worldwide connected to the program and a projected 200,000 jobsthat eventually would be added, Babione said.