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James Taiclet: Lockheed Eyes Commercial Partnerships to Operationalize 5G Tech

James Taiclet CEO Lockheed Martin
James Taiclet, CEO, Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet said the company plans to forge commercial partnerships in 5G as it works to help the U.S. military and allies adopt and field next-generation mobile networks, Defense One reported Monday.

“We're interested in operationalizing the technical capabilities of 5G waveforms and technology software and hardware to improve our defense products and our defense products' performance in an interrelated way,“ Taiclet said Oct. 20 during Lockheed's third-quarter earnings call.

He noted the company also intends to form partnerships in artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, autonomy and edge computing areas.

“I think there's some incredible runway or open space there for us to be a leader in bringing some of those companies and some of those technology leaders in partnership with us,“ Taiclet added.

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