Lockheed Martin Australia’s Rotary and Missions Systems business, which is prime contractor for the combat system on the RAN’s Attack-class submarines, has issued a new call for innovation proposals related to the submarines. The company has released eight new R&D topics:
- Underwater communications
- Visualization of bioluminescence data
- Above-water laser communications
- Novel recovery approaches for submarine-launched UUVs and UAVs
- Intelligent Mission recording
- Anti-fouling and anti-corrosion treatments
- Visual sensor performance prediction
- Asset maintenance techniques
Lockheed Martin Australia’s purpose is to support and respond to the short- and long-term capability and technology needs of the Attack-class submarine program. Its focus is to generate R&D topics, grow industry capability and enable ongoing research.
The company’s four-step approach is to, first, generate R&D topics; then solicit Expressions of Interest in developing funded White Papers on a specific technology or idea; then fund Ongoing Capability Research; and finally enter a Capability Maturation Phase. Lockheed Martin Australia is looking for responses from industry and academia with the goa of improving the capability of the Attack-class submarines and growing the capabilities of Australian industry.
Additional information can be found on the company’s ICN page.