lockheed martin corp (LMT) Key Developments
EOS Space Systems Pty Ltd and Lockheed Martin Corporation Enter into Space Collaboration Agreement
Aug 26 14
EOS Space Systems Pty Ltd. is to join forces with Lockheed Martin Corporation to provide space tracking services to the space industry. EOS executed a strategic cooperation agreement with Lockheed Martin for the joint development and roll out of EOS and Lockheed Martin space tracking capabilities at a new facility in Western Australia. Under the agreement, EOS and Lockheed Martin will collaborate in the production, deployment and operation of proprietary space tracking sensors. The objective of the joint effort is to provide value-added services to the space industry, based on timely and accurate space data from those sensors. EOS and Lockheed Martin will work together under the strategic cooperation agreement on the new space tracking facility, allowing a significant increase in capacity even before construction has commenced. The upgrade in capacity will not impact the schedule for completion of the new site. Construction is expected to commence within the next several months and to be completed by early 2016.
Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd Announces New Strategic Cooperation Agreement
Aug 25 14
Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd. announced new strategic cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, they are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia that will paint a more detailed picture of space debris for both government and commercial customers. The site will use a combination of lasers and sensitive optical systems like those found in telescopes to detect, track and characterize man-made debris objects. Electro-optical technologies that can zoom in on specific objects form a strong complement to radar-based systems like the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence, which will sweep the sky and track 200,000 objects. Drawing on advanced sensors and software, the new site will focus on specific objects and determine how fast they're moving, what direction they're spinning, and what they're made of. Electro Optic Systems develops and produces a wide range of space-related technologies including telescopes and beam directors. They are among the large producers of major optical telescopes in the world, and currently operate the Space Research Centre, a satellite laser ranging and debris tracking facility, at Mt. Stromlo in the Australian Capital Territory.
Lockheed Martin Introduces Maritime Test Bed to Demonstrate Advanced Analytical Capabilities for U.S. Navy
Aug 19 14
Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how continually evolving technologies such as data fusion and predictive analytics can be used to share intelligence quickly and securely -- even in limited bandwidth naval settings. This new software test platform, designed to mimic different naval environments at sea and ashore, allowed the company to validate sophisticated intelligence, communications and sensor systems before they are introduced in an operational environment. In its recent demonstration, the company used its test bed to illustrate how the Navy could fuse simulated Aegis radar data with other integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor data to provide a comprehensive picture of the battlespace. Throughout the scenario, the test bed collected, analyzed and processed the data, then distributed to simulated platforms at sea and on shore. This collaborative atmosphere allowed users to operate more efficiently, since all units had access to integrated ISR-related activities, which in turn improved situational awareness and battle management planning. The maritime test bed was developed with open standards software infrastructure, which allows it to leverage multiple information sources and databases for testing. For testing highly sensitive technologies, the maritime test bed can be linked to the Secret Defense Research and Engineering Network (SDREN) as well as the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN). Lockheed Martin will use the test bed with all customers who wish to test C4ISR capabilities to foster a more seamless transition into real-world operations.
General Dynamics to Build Space Fence Ground Structures for Lockheed Martin
Aug 18 14
Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems Satcom Technologies for ground structure design and manufacture as well as integration of mechanical systems for the Air Force's Space Fence. General Dynamics will begin construction on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands during the middle of 2015. Using a ground-based radar system, the Air Force will track more than 100,000 orbiting objects, improving Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and reducing the risk of in-orbit collisions.
Lockheed Martin Receives Contract Through National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for U.S. Navy to Evaluate and Test Two FORTIS Exoskeletons
Aug 18 14
Lockheed Martin received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin's exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator's strength and endurance by transferring the weight of heavy loads from the user's body directly to the ground. The objective of this effort is to mature and transition exoskeleton technology to the Department of Defense industrial base and perform testing and evaluation for industrial hand-tool applications at Navy shipyards.