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Lockheed Martin invests in Quebec-based naval R&D

Lockheed Martin Canada Mission Systems & Training has awarded a new research and development grant to Quebec-based InField Scientific.

The grant will support InField’s continued development of advanced technologies used to characterize and protect InField Scientific ships.

“InField Scientific is a recognized leader in this very specialized engineering domain,” said Kevin Arthurs, director of naval programs for Lockheed Martin Canada MST. “The work they are doing, which we are very proud to support, will result in increased protection and safety for Canada’s ships and sailors.”

The two companies have worked together for the past eighteen years and InField is a partner on the Halifax-class Modernization project. The relationship has recently expanded to include work on the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship program. InField is also contributing to LMC MST’s technical solution for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac frigate system upgrade.

“We are proud of our company’s history working with the Navy” said InField’s founder and president, Dr. Amy Pinchuk, “and we are excited about this grant…which along with guidance from Dr. Robert Paknys of Concordia University, will help us to increase our technical capabilities and hire additional highly qualified staff. We are also very grateful to [Lockheed Martin] for taking the initiative to promote InField to the Royal New Zealand Navy in connection with the ANZAC FSU program, which resulted in our first export contract.”

Rosemary Chapdelaine, who leads LMC MST’s operations, said: “We have been developing, modernizing and supporting combat systems for the Royal Canadian Navy for more than 30 years. During this time, we have been very fortunate to identify and work with many innovative Canadian companies such as InField. As we turn our attention to the naval projects currently moving forward, we are keen to expand our existing partnerships and establish new ones with leading-edge Canadian firms.”

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