Unmanned Aircraft Partnership Reaches Major Milestone

            Unmanned Aircraft Partnership Reaches Major Milestone

PR Newswire

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 30, 2014

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --A team of research students and
staff from Warsaw University of Technology have successfully demonstrated the
first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with
an autonomous mission control system. The demonstration marks a significant
milestone in a partnership between the university and Lockheed Martin that
began earlier this year.

"This is an excellent opportunity for our students to collaborate with a
global leader in aerospace engineering to develop complex control software,"
said Professor Janusz Narkiewicz, the leader and scientific manager of the
project from Warsaw University of Technology. "The project also integrates
this control software onto multiple unmanned aircraft as part of a full flight
test program."

The purpose of this project, which is principally staffed by university
research students, is to optimize the performance of unmanned aerial vehicles
when flying in fleets manned aircraft, in order to make the best use of
available assets for any given mission. The program adds to Lockheed Martin's
strong links with Polish industry and commitment to supporting the development
of engineering excellence by partnering with academic and research
institutions.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in security and aerospace and a proud
partner of the Polish Air Force, which operates some of the world's most
advanced F-16 fighter aircraft and the versatile and dependable C-130 tactical
airlifter. With an office in Warsaw, the company is pursuing a number of
opportunities to expand long-term partnerships with Polish industry in both
the defense and security sectors.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs
approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the
research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of
advanced technology systems, products and services. Internationally, Lockheed
Martin has more than 1,000 international partnersin 70 countries, with
significant footprints in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The
Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion, including 17 percent from
international sales.

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