Lockheed Martin Teams Up with SAS on Aircraft Analytics


The collaboration will bring analytics to Lockheed Martin’s F-35, C-130J and LM-100J programs.

Lockheed Martin is teaming up with SAS to deliver analytics to their F-35, C-130J, and LM-100J programs. The collaboration will integrate artificial intelligence and help digital transformation move forward. SAS’s analytics tools will help improve efficiency and ensure seamless cross-platform collaboration. The partnership will also enable the programs to access new insights from natural language processing, deep learning, and machine learning.

“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.”

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Lockheed Martin already uses the SAS Viya analytics engine and a range of SAS products on its global technology platform.

The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter jet capable of carrying out multiple air-to-air, air-to-ground, reconnaissance, security and intelligence missions.  The C-130J is an advanced tactical airlifter used for humanitarian and rescue missions, and the LM-100J is a civil, multi-purpose air freighter designed to perform cargo transport as efficiently and quickly as possible.

“As the industry adapts to the forces of disruptive technological change and new forms of competition, SAS stands ready to help Lockheed Martin capitalize on opportunities to deliver richer products and services from artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT analytics deployed throughout the value chain,” said Jason Mann, vice president of IoT, SAS. 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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