Lockheed Martin Opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 19, 2014

The Surface Navy Innovation Center (SNIC) has been opened by Lockheed Martin 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 surface fleet capabilities.

"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."

According to Lockheed Martin , the center will foster collaboration among key organizations to rapidly develop emerging technologies and quickly put them into service, adding that it is committed to making ongoing improvements to its current systems and integrating the most advanced technologies to meet the needs of its U.S. Navy customers.

The SNIC also continues the development of the Aegis Combat System, as 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.

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