Posted in | News

Lockheed Martin Extends F-35 Supply Agreement with Solvay

Solvay has been awarded a new five-year material supply contract for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft. The new contract extends Solvay’s long-standing partnership on the F-35 program and underlines the company’s leadership in composite and adhesive technologies for military platforms.

It is a privilege to be the principal supplier of structural composites and adhesives to Lockheed Martin multinational F-35 program. 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.

Carmelo Lo Faro, President, Solvay Composite Materials Global Business Unit

The F-35 is the U.S. Department of Defense's flagship program that is delivering an advanced, affordable 5th Generation multi-role fighter platform for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy; and international customers. It constitutes the largest global military program in history.

From its facilities in the U.S. and Europe, Solvay has so far supported the manufacturing and delivery of more than 550 aircraft now operating in nine countries. In meeting these challenging demands, Solvay supplies a unique and rich portfolio of more than 50 products to the F-35 program, including structural composites such as CYCOM® 5250-4, a bismaleimide (BMI) prepreg system known for performance-enhancing capability at high temperatures, and industry standard CYCOM® 977-3, a toughened epoxy resin prepreg system; structural adhesive FM® 300 and a lightning strike protection surfacing film FM® 309-1.

The new contract with Lockheed Martin will be managed by Solvay and its U.S.-based subsidiary CDM, which operates under a special security agreement. The contract will formally commence on January 1, 2021.


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Solvay S.A.. (2020, September 29). Lockheed Martin Extends F-35 Supply Agreement with Solvay. AZoM. Retrieved on May 21, 2024 from

  • MLA

    Solvay S.A.. "Lockheed Martin Extends F-35 Supply Agreement with Solvay". AZoM. 21 May 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    Solvay S.A.. "Lockheed Martin Extends F-35 Supply Agreement with Solvay". AZoM. (accessed May 21, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Solvay S.A.. 2020. Lockheed Martin Extends F-35 Supply Agreement with Solvay. AZoM, viewed 21 May 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.