Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA), a global provider of advanced optical technology, was recognized as an Evolutionary Technology Supplier by Lockheed Martin in an August 22, 2018 invitation-only supplier summit, the company said.
At the summit, Luna was presented with the award acknowledging the company´s exceptional technology offerings for the support, testing and manufacturing of the F-35 Lightning II program, one of Lockheed Martin´s largest aviation programs.
This included recognition of Luna´s proprietary technologies and industry-leading products. Luna was one of only three award winners in 2018 chosen from the entire supply chain of vendors of support and sustainment equipment for the F-35 aircraft.
The F-35 Lightning II aircraft is currently in production and over 310 have been delivered to US and international customers and this number is expected to grow to over 900 by 2022. More than 665 pilots and 6,000 maintainers have been trained, and the F-35 fleet has surpassed more than 150,000 cumulative flight hours.
Luna Innovations Incorporated (www.lunainc.com) is a provider of optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high-performance fiber optic test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries. Luna is organized into two business segments, which work closely together to turn ideas into products: a Technology Development segment and a Products and Licensing segment. Luna´s business model is designed to accelerate the process of bringing new and innovative technologies to market.