Digital Engineering

Model-based engineering optimizes design and links design, manufacturing and sustainment teams on a common digital thread to save costs and speed program lifecycles




Lockheed Martin’s SiAW offering leverages matured technology and a complete digital approach to achieve the stand-in warfighter’s mission requirements.
NASA’s composites-intensive X-59 experimental aircraft is set for its first flight soon, after nine years of design, manufacture, assembly and testing by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.
Investment in Digital Design Reduces Risk, Cost, Increases Efficiency for Future Vertical Lift Systems. Lockheed Martin’s proven digital thread expertise in other production programs is incorporated from design to sustainment.






Next-Gen Software

A company-wide Software Factory is deploying DevSecOps approaches and enabling fast development and continuous deployment of software to advance customer missions




Lockheed Martin is enhancing key software components of the Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS) and incorporating them into Kessel Run’s suite of applications through collaboration with Kessel Run development teams. 
Aviation Week reports: “Software coders now check batches of code into an automated tool. The tools run the software on a virtualized version of the F-35’s mission systems, searching for coding mistakes or unexpected results.”
In partnership with the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has assisted the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) in establishing the Rogue Blue Software Factory. This software development factory produces mission planning and command and control applications for the U.S. Strategic Command.






Digital Enablement

Company-wide investments in process reinvention, business system modernization, 5G networking, cyber and cloud are laying the foundation for transformational capabilities.




The threats our warfighters face while completing their missions continue to evolve in complexity, scale, and severity. Lockheed Martin is transforming the business to ensure the warfighter is prepared for those ever-evolving missions with tools that match.
At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, future missions start with a digital thread. Our StarDrive digital environment provides one source of truth across engineering, manufacturing and sustainment to deliver new capabilities faster and more affordably.
A new era of space-based computing is now being tested in-orbit that will enable artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud networking and advanced satellite communications in a robust new software-defined architecture.






Data as a Strategic Asset

We’re building the global infrastructure to share data instantly and securely, and the AI-powered, predictive analytics to glean insights that advance performance from the factory to the field.




A new warfighting concept known as Multi-Domain Operations or Joint All-Domain Operations synchronizes major systems and crucial data sources with revolutionary simplicity, MDO/JADO provides a complete picture of the battlespace and empowers warfighters to quickly make decisions that drive action.
Lockheed Martin has launched the latest version of RELY3D®, an advanced visualization and training tool for Apache AH-64 sensor system maintainers.
For a group of talented UAE students interning at Lockheed Martin in Masdar City, what started as an ambitious summer project has turned into a real-world engineering breakthrough that will positively impact the company’s aircraft programs for years to come.






Advanced Production

We’re revolutionizing our factories with smart  tools, connected machines, networked supply chains and AR/VR for technicians that speed production and improve quality.




What may seem like the “factory of the future” is today’s reality at Sikorsky. Our digital thread continues to drive affordability, producibility and sustainability, reducing program costs and ensuring our aircraft are at the ready for our customers’ missions. 
The new 250,000 square foot facility has digital foundations to incorporate smart manufacturing components, embrace the Internet of Things and deliver cutting edge solutions rapidly and affordably to support the United States and its allies.
In 2021, Lockheed Martin completed four new digital factories in the United States. These are connected to the Intelligent Factory Framework, an edge computing platform that secures, scales and standardizes device connectivity through Internet of Things practices.






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