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Lockheed Opens Submarine Combat System Lab in Australia; Raydon Gates Comments

Lockheed Opens Submarine Combat System Lab in Australia; Raydon Gates Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has invested $3 million into a new submarine combat system laboratory in South Australia that will work to support sustainment efforts for the country’s submarine forces.

Lockheed said Friday the facility will also serve as a hub for collaboration between industry, government and academia to develop and design systems that address Australian national security and defense needs.

“[The] tactical effectiveness of Australia’s future submarine capability will depend on a fully integrated suite of the best technologies from Australia and around the world,” said Raydon Gates, CEO of Lockheed’s Australia and New Zealand business.

The lab also has support from Lockheed partners Saab and Thales, while companies such as Acacia Research and L-3 Communications‘ Oceania subsidiary will be early lab participants.

Lockheed said in September the facility is also part of efforts to secure work under the Australian navy’s SEA 1000 Future Submarine Project.

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