Bethesda, MD-based Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center (SNIC) to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together industry, government, and academia to design the next generation of capabilities the surface fleet needs to combat evolving threats around the world.
“The SNIC establishes a community space to promote rapid technology fielding that addresses the Navy’s most pressing challenges,” said Jim Sheridan, director of Aegis U.S. Navy programs. “As the maritime security environment changes, we will find new ways to use products and best practices to benefit the sailors who rely on these systems to defend our nation.”
The SNIC also continues the development of the Aegis Combat System to meet new security challenges, building on the company’s 40 years of partnership with the Surface Navy on this program. Aegis already is the premier naval combat system, globally deployed counter ballistic missiles and other advanced air and missile threats.
The SNIC will serve as a collaboration space to continue Aegis’ evolution, advancing modernization efforts and pushing the system to new levels of defense for sailors and citizens. The center will foster collaboration among key organizations to rapidly develop emerging technologies and quickly put them into service.
Source: Lockheed Martin