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New Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton Helps Soldiers Carry Heavy Gear

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

FORTIS K-SRD provides strength to go the distance

TAMPA, Fla., May 16, 2017 – Their demanding missions often require soldiers to carry heavy equipment packs long distances over rough terrain, or up and down stairs and underground infrastructure in mega-cities. Exhaustion and injury are frequently a consequence of these challenging operational scenarios. A new exoskeleton from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) offers a solution.

Using licensed DermoskeletonTM bionic augmentation technology, the FORTIS Knee Stress Release Device (K-SRD)TM is a computer-controlled exoskeleton that counteracts overstress on the lower back and legs and increases mobility and load-carrying capability. It boosts leg capacity for physically demanding tasks that require repetitive or continuous kneeling or squatting, or lifting, dragging, carrying or climbing with heavy loads.

“FORTIS K-SRD features military-specification batteries that are approved for infantry use, improved control box ergonomics and faster actuators that generate more torque,” said Keith Maxwell, FORTIS program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “These system upgrades resulted from soldier feedback on the initial design.”

Sensors on the exoskeleton report the soldier’s speed, direction and angle of movement to an on-board computer that drives electro-mechanical actuators at the knees. The exoskeleton delivers the right torque at the right time to assist knee flex and extension. FORTIS K-SRD ultimately reduces the energy needed to cross terrain, squat or kneel. These benefits are most noticeable when ascending or descending stairs or navigating inclined surfaces.

Versions of the exoskeleton are also available for industrial workers and first responders who have to perform strenuous tasks in difficult environments.

“For any mission that combines heavy man-portable gear and climbing, FORTIS K-SRD can enhance strength and endurance,” Maxwell added.

For additional information on Lockheed Martin’s exoskeleton technology, visit our website.

Lockheed Martin Submits Bid for Special Operations Forces’ Global Logistics Support Services Program 

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 1, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has submitted a proposal for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) next-generation logistics and sustainment support program.

Under the Special Operations Forces Global Logistics Support Services (SOF GLSS) contract, U.S. Special Operations Forces will receive a wide range of tailored logistics, maintenance and sustainment services worldwide.

The SOF GLSS program is the competitive follow-on contract to the Special Operations Forces Contractor Logistics Support Services (SOF CLSS) contract.

Awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2010, SOF CLSS is USSOCOM’s largest service contract vehicle, providing the full scope of logistics services required to support the U.S. Special Operations community.

“Lockheed Martin is the proven partner for the future of U.S. Special Operations logistics and sustainment support,” said Paul Lemmo, vice president of Fire Control / SOF CLSS at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Our agile, innovative and on-demand logistics support for the SOF CLSS program demonstrates our unrivaled dedication to the men and women at the tip of the spear. We have the right team in place to ensure our Special Operators have what they need, when and where they need it.”

For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com.

LockMart MONAX

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Lockheed Martin’s MONAX is a secure 4G cellular network. It consists of the MONAX Lynx applique for smartphones that connects them with the MONAX XG Base Station infrastructure. What makes the system even more interesting is that it includes an inherent app store to allow the preview and use of smartphone apps while connected to the network. Additionally, the network infrastructure can exist on land or air platforms and can support hundreds of simultaneous users rather than the 40 associated with standard cellular systems.

The Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center has purchased a MONAX system through the Office of Naval Research. They will use it for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission exercises.

www.lockheedmartin.com/products/monax