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Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have partnered to launch a competition for artificial intelligence technologies that will be used to power an unmanned aircraft system during a race with a pilot-operated drone. Lockheed said Wednesday the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge aims to encourage university students, technologists, coders and drone enthusiasts to boost innovations in […] More
Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin, has outlined technology areas where Lockheed plans to invest over the next two to three decades during an Oct. 11 roundtable, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Jackson said the technologies are classified into three categories, including the strategic technology thread areas that cover “anything Lockheed Martin will do… whether from undersea […] More
Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin, has said the company’s investment in nanosatellite maker Terran Orbital provides opportunities for strategic technology insertion, Space News reported Wednesday. Jackson told reporters that Lockheed needs agility and speed to adapt new technologies that can help maintain the relevance of the company’s existing platforms. Lockheed set aside […] More
Lockheed Martin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have agreed to jointly explore autonomous and robotic technologies under a partnership agreement the parties signed Friday. The company said Monday it will collaborate with the university’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to engage the university’s faculty and students in human-machine teaming and navigation […] More
Lockheed Martin has completed a field test of its prototype Advanced Test High Energy Asset laser weapon system in a push to demonstrate precision functions for lasers to counter ground-based targets. The company said Tuesday ATHENA features the 30-kilowatt, fiber-optic Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative technology and is based on the Area Defense Anti-Munitions system. “Fiber-optic lasers are revolutionizing directed energy systems,” said Keoki […] More
Lockheed Martin has finished assembling the antennas to be installed on the first military communication satellite for the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III constellation. The antenna assemblies arrived at a Lockheed facility in Denver Sunday and the company is scheduled to hand over the satellite system to the Air Force in 2014, Lockheed said Monday. […] More
A Lockheed Martin-led team has tested the network communications equipment and spacecraft bus of a satellite for an Air Force program. Team members evaluated the first GPS III space vehicle bus’ subsystems and determined they can be integrated into the satellite’s navigation payload, Lockheed said Wednesday. The Air Force intends to have 32 satellites in […] More
A Lockheed Martin-led team has turned on the power for the system module in the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellite constellation scheduled for first launch in 2014. The team integrated the module’s mechanics and will move forward to electrical and integrated hardware-software testing, Lockheed said Thursday. Team members include ITT Exelis, General Dynamics, ATK, Infinity […] More
A Lockheed Martin-led team has developed flight software for a U.S. Air Force GPS satellite program scheduled for launch availability in 2014. ATK, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Infinity Systems Engineering and ITT Exelis are among Lockheed’s subcontractors for the Global Position System III program, Lockheed said Wednesday. Lockheed is contracted to build four GPS III satellites […] More
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon recently completed the first launch readiness test for the Air Force‘s GPS III satellite fleet, which is scheduled for deployment in 2014. Lockheed said the three-day test evaluated the satellite’s command and control functions. The companies also tested software and hardware of the GPS III satellite needed for on-console procedures for […] More
Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have demonstrated a prototype laser weapon system equipped with sensors, software and specialized optics built to engage adversarial unmanned aerial vehicles. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset system worked to eliminate five Outlaw unmanned aerial systems during a test that took place at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, […] More
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