Lockheed Selected for Israel’s $279M Military IT Upgrade; Robert Eastman Comments

lockheed martinLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has partnered with Bynet Data Communications for a potential $279 million multiple-award contract to modernize the Israeli Defense Ministry’s military intelligence headquarters, the World Tribune reported Sunday.

Citing a report from Globes, the publication reports LB Negev, a joint venture of Lockheed and Bynet, will join four other teams that will work to upgrade software and migrate the computer system of MI’s southern Negev Desert headquarters.

Lockheed is expected to employ 100 Israelis for the next two years to work with the military’s Project 5/9 intended to counter cyber attacks, the World Tribune reported.

Robert Eastman, Lockheed vice president, told Globes the project intends to open new offices, hire workers from other countries and within Israel, and collaborate with local firms.

The MI intends for the project to manage and maintain the transition of software codes to new hardware, according to the World Tribune.

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