Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics company has won a $7,193,322 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help address manufacturing of materials, the Defense Department announced Friday.
The agency’s Open Manufacturing Program aims to reduce barriers to manufacturing innovation, speed and affordability of materials, components and structures, according to the Pentagon.
A majority of the work will occur in Palmdale, Calif and the Pentagon expects work to finish by April 30, 2014.
DARPA is the contracting activity for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.
The company is also researching technology that could help the agency counter adversaries’ wireless radios and networks that are used for command, control and communication.