Lockheed has selected Harris Corp to develop and deliver the next generation Integrated Core Processor (ICP) for the F-35 fighter jet.
The F-35's ICP acts as the brains of the F-35, processing data for the aircraft's communications, sensors, electronic warfare, guidance and control, cockpit and helmet displays, Lockheed Martin said in a statement Thursday.
"We are aggressively pursuing cost reduction across the F-35 enterprise and, after conducting a thorough review and robust competition, we're confident the next generation Integrated Core Processor will reduce costs and deliver transformational capabilities for the warfighter," said Greg Ulmer, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager of the F-35 program.
The new Integrated Core Processor is a key element of the planned "Technology Refresh 3" modernization. Additional elements in the tech refresh include the Panoramic Cockpit Display Electronic Unit and Aircraft Memory System, which were also recompeted and awarded to Harris last year.
The Harris-built ICP will be integrated into F-35 aircraft starting with Lot 15 aircraft, expected to begin deliveries in 2023.
The company claims that the next generation ICP system will reduce the unit cost by 75 oercent, increase computing power by 25% and an Open System Architecture to enable the flexibility to add, upgrade and update future capabilities.
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