Lockheed Martin, Leidos team for AIR6500 project


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 13 December, 2021

Lockheed Martin, Leidos team for AIR6500 project

Lockheed Martin Australia and Leidos Australia have entered a long-term partnership aimed at designing and building sovereign software capability for the Royal Australian Air Force’s Joint Air Battle Management Systems Project.

Under the agreement, Lockheed Martin Australia — one of the two primes selected to participate in the final competitive phase of the AIR6500 Phase 1 Project — will work with Leidos Australia to develop capabilities that can be integrated into an open architecture framework to support application development for the project.

AIR6500-1 will seek to provide the ADF with a Joint Air Battle Management System that will form the core architecture for the Integrated Air and Missile Defence capability.

This capability will provide greater situational awareness and defence against advanced air and missile threats.

Lockheed Martin Australia AIR7500 Program Executive Steve Froelich said the company is “very proud” to team up with Leidos Australia on the project.

“For over 70 years, Lockheed Martin Australia has been delivering and sustaining cutting-edge technologies and solutions to help protect Australia’s interests across all domains in partnership with the ADF and Australian industry,” he said.

“We are thrilled to build on those partnerships by teaming with Leidos Australia to combine our next-gen technology expertise with Leidos Australia’s tailored information technology services to deliver a revolutionary AIR6500-1 capability that will ensure the ADF can rapidly detect, deter and defend against evolving threats in the 21st-century battlefield.”

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