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Early engagement pays off - R&D partnerships announced

Lockheed Martin is partnering with RMIT University and the University of Sydney on Research and Development (R&D) projects to develop advanced technologies that will have significant implications for both defence and commercial space-based applications.

The two research projects are the first to result from the Meet the Technologist symposium jointly hosted by Lockheed Martin and the Defence Science Institute (DSI) in December 2016 to explore potential collaborations in new and emerging areas of technological innovation. 

Speaking in Adelaide at the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Rod Drury, Managing Director - Australia, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to partnering with Australia’s research and industry communities.

“Australia’s participation in the development of advanced technologies that will support the utilisation, monitoring and exploration of space provides opportunities for innovation, local skilled jobs and growth across our space industry, and clearly demonstrates Australia’s world class R&D capabilities in this area,” he said.

Lockheed Martin is partnering with The University of Sydney, focusing on developing photonic-based filters for microwave Radio Frequency (RF) signal processing.

Lockheed Martin is also partnering with RMIT University to investigate new materials and new processing routes for metallic additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing.

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