Lockheed Martin has won a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons.
The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator's strength and endurance by transferring the weight of heavy loads from the user's body directly to the ground.
The U.S. Navy will test the gear for hand-tool use at its shipyards."Ship maintenance often requires use of heavy tools, such as grinders, riveters or sandblasters," said Adam Miller, director of new initiatives at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, in a press release Monday
The FORTIS exoskeleton augments the strength and endurance of maintenance personnel in the physically demanding shipyard environment. Because its ergonomic design moves naturally with the body and allows operators to maintain flexibility, operators are not hindered by the exoskeleton.
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Lockheed Martin has designed FORTIS Knee Stress Release Device (K-SRD) that uses Dermoskeleton bionic augmentation technology to increase mobility and carrying capability for soldiers. The firm has designed the exoskeleton to assist soldiers who work in extreme conditions and environments and face problems like exhaustion and injury in light of the heavy equipment and gear that many soldiers are required to carry
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The Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program successfully completed the government's Production Readiness Review (PRR) at the company's Camden, Arkansas, Ground Vehicle Assembly facility. During the PRR event, the team assembled a JLTV on its production line to further demonstrate production readiness
The Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program has successfully completed the US government's Production Readiness Review (PRR), the company said in a statement. During the PRR event, the team assembled a JLTV on its production line to further demonstrate production readiness
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