Analytics at the fore in Lockheed Martin-SAS collab for aircraft programs

FORT WORTH, Texas. Lockheed Martin has announced a collaboration with data analytics firm SAS that aims to deliver next-generation analytics across Lockheed Martin's F-35, C-130J, and LM-100J military and civil aircraft programs.

Under the terms of the recent agreement, SAS will help enable sustainment experts to use innovative analytic tools in order to create new efficiencies and facilitate cross-platform collaboration. Lockheed Martin will use SAS' slate of advanced machine learning, deep learning, and natural-language processing tools.

"With the first phase of SAS technology completed, these new capabilities enable our data scientists and engineers to quickly develop self-service applications that provide a range of analytics-driven products and services with an initial focus on predictive maintenance, fleet performance management, intelligent diagnostics, and supply chain optimization," said Bruce Litchfield, vice president, Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "The result will be more effective and efficient flight line operations."

Tim Matthews, vice president, F-35 Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, added, "These new capabilities will help the F-35 program deliver a total performance-based logistics sustainment solution that meets warfighter needs and significantly reduces total ownership cost."

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