The DoD Mentor-Protege Program assists small businesses in competing for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies under individual, project-based agreements.
According to the agreement, Lockheed Martin will help Sciaky expand its manufacturing capacity and management infrastructure. The initial focus of this agreement will be on manufacturing titanium structural components for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft program.
“Partnering with Sciaky aligns with our company focus on performance, relevance, and affordability. They bring innovation and creativity and an emphasis on cost, schedule and quality – essential elements of meeting our customers’ requirements,” said Tom Simmons, vice president of supply chain management for Lockheed Martin aeronautics.
The DoD Small Business Innovative Research program has enabled Sciaky to developed an innovative manufacturing process to build or repair metal parts called Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing, according to the announcemment.