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Lockheed to Build Info Center for Israel Defense Forces; Robert Eastman Comments

Lockheed to Build Info Center for Israel Defense Forces; Robert Eastman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

LockheedLogoLockheed Martin intends to build a development information system center as part of the Israeli Defense Force’s technology campus in the Negev desert, according to a Globes article.

Yuval Azulai and Shmulik Shelach said the Bethesda, Md.-based company will collaborate with Bynet Data Communications in building the center, known as the 5/9 project.

There are five groups attempting to win the $274 million computing infrastructure contract which would include the adaptation of lines of code written decades ago to modern computer systems.

“We specialize in carrying out especially difficult migration to computer systems,” says Robert Eastman, Lockheed Martin vice president of global solutions.

“This requires us to be here, with the customers, every day,” he added.

Bynet and Lockheed formed the joint venture LB Negev for this project.

“There is no Israeli company which knows how to do this. You need someone with experience,” said Bynet CEO Alon Ben-Zur.

Eastman said that Lockheed is examining other opportunities in Israel including cybersecurity.

Israel is also set to receive it first F-35 aircraft that it agreed to buy.

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Written by David J. Barton

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