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Lockheed CEO James Taiclet on Using 5G to Support Military Vehicle Autonomy

James Taiclet
James Taiclet
James Taiclet
James Taiclet

Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet said he intends to pursue the use of 5G networks to strengthen the autonomous capabilities of military vehicles, Reuters reported Tuesday.

“In some ways the military application of 5G is simpler than the commercial application,“ Taiclet told Reuters in an interview. “We're trying to make the programs and platforms better, and make them distinctively better versus our peer group by getting out in front of the networking side of this much more quickly.“

Taiclet, who officially assumed his duties as president and CEO of Lockheed in mid-June, named the networking plan during a post-earnings call with investors Tuesday.

Lockheed on Tuesday reported net sales of $16.2B, net earnings of $1.6B and cash from operations of $2.2B during the second quarter of 2020 with a total backlog of $150.3B.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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