Premium Aerotec and Lockheed Martin Announce PartnershipJuly 1, 2019
Premium Aerotec, an Augsburg, Germany subsidiary of Airbus, and Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD, announced a collaborative agreement to identify parts in Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft that could be manufactured with additive manufacturing techniques to improve efficiencies and reduce costs,
“This collaboration is a first step for our company into the important U.S. defense market,” says Thomas Ehm, CEO of Aerotec.
With stealth technology, advanced sensors, supersonic speed, weapons capacity and superior range, the F-35 is the most lethal, survivable and connected aircraft in the world.“F-35 production includes the most advanced manufacturing techniques of any fighter jets in the world,” says Greg Ulmer, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager of the F-35 program. “We will continue to integrate additional automation and additive manufacturing techniques.”