“Lockheed Martin selected IERUS Technologies as a protÃ©gÃ© company because of its outstanding innovation and performance, as well as its radio frequency and radar technology capabilities,“ said Dr. Patricia Dare, director of targets and countermeasures at Lockheed Martin space systems.
Lockheed will help IERUS develop its government contract accounting system, quality and procurement processes and export control processes.
“This relationship with Lockheed Martin promises to assist our business in key areas, such as quality, export control and contracts, that will position us for growth within missile defense and other markets, providing enablers for success on opportunities such as the upgraded early warning radar-cobra dane testing and other contracts,“ said IERUS president Jason Keen.
IERUS is a part of the Lockheed-led industry team bidding for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's medium-range ballistic missile targets contract and has supported Lockheed since 2010 as a subcontractor.
“We look forward to helping this small business expand, while strengthening our supplier base,“ Dare added.
According to the Lockheed statement, the mentor-protÃ©gÃ© program encourages prime contractors to help develop the technical and business capabilities of small businesses.
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