Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin have signed a collaboration agreement that will pave the way for joint efforts in exploring data analytics and workflow automation that enable mission readiness.

Established on the sidelines of the Singapore Defence Technology Summit 2023, the partnership will see DSTA and Lockheed Martin undertake technology exchange and collaboration in developing transformative digital solutions to optimise the maintenance, training effectiveness, and availability of platforms such as F-16 operated by the RSAF.

Trends and insights

These include the implementation of a data pipe to facilitate the exchange of relevant data and information to identify trends and insights on aircraft performance.

DSTA’s Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), Mr Roy Chan said: “We are excited to embark on this new collaboration with Lockheed Martin.

“It reflects DSTA’s continued efforts to work with global industry partners in co-developing creative solutions for the Singapore Armed Forces. Tapping technology to generate greater insights and enhance the efficiency of current processes will be the norm moving forward, as both government and commercial entities cooperate to unlock the potential of digitalisation.”

Enhanced readiness

Lockheed Martin’s Chief Executive for Asia, Andrew Linstead, said: “We are excited to collaborate with our partners in Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency to identify, explore and develop transformative capabilities for use by the Singapore Armed Forces.

“This partnership not only reflects our commitment to Singapore but underlines our enduring relationship and will help to further build operational expertise, enhanced readiness and mission effectiveness.”

Added OJ Sanchez, Vice President for the Integrated Fighter Group at Lockheed Martin, “Lockheed Martin has made significant advances across the board in digital engineering and open architectures the past few years, and through collaboration agreements with partners such as the Defence Science and Technology Agency, we’re able to leverage those learnings to develop transformative solutions for the Singapore Armed Forces.”
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