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Lockheed Martin selects ESTECO technology for the EXPEDITE Program

13 December 2017

We are proud to announce that Lockheed Martin has selected VOLTA, our collaborative engineering software platform, to advance multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) technologies as part of the EXPEDITE Program.

Within Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs, known as Skunk Works®, ESTECO has been awarded an IRAD (Internal Research and Development) contract to provide its cutting-edge enterprise solution empowering an innovative approach to the design of complex systems.

“We couldn’t be prouder to be selected to contribute to this effort,” said Roel Van De Velde, Director of Aerospace & Defense for ESTECO North America. “Streamlining the efforts of design teams that collaborate across geographic distances and technical disciplines is among EXPEDITE’s key objectives, and it is exactly what VOLTA has been created for,” Van De Velde added.

VOLTA’s secure web-based environment empowers collaboration between engineering departments and organizations, enabling them to concurrently run complex simulation and optimization projects, effectively manage large volumes of data and share results in real time. “Being selected by Lockheed Martin supports the vision we laid out several years ago when we started developing VOLTA”, said Matteo Nicolich, VOLTA Product Manager.

Lockheed Martin was awarded funding within the EXPEDITE Program in September 2017. VOLTA will be used to streamline collaboration between Lockheed Martin and its program partners.

The US government-funded Expanded MDO for Effectiveness Based Design Technologies (EXPEDITE) Program seeks to advance and expand the use of MDO technologies to disciplines that go beyond aerodynamics and structures, including power and thermal management systems, aircraft performance, manufacturability, robustness, reliability and cost. “This is the typical complex engineering scenario that ESTECO technology has been designed for,” concluded Van De Velde.

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