BAE Systems announced on Wednesday that the company has entered into a strategic business agreement with Intel to enable BAE Systems to develop and more quickly field next-generation defense applications based on Intel’s most advanced technology.
The agreement will specifically allow for BAE Systems’ FAST Labs to receive early access to select Intel technologies.
“Early access to Intel’s developing technology can speed the timetable of producing defense applications and maintain our country’s technological edge,” said Chris Rappa, director at BAE Systems’ FAST Labs. “Closing the development gap – potentially by years in some cases – will deliver a critical advantage to our country.”
In addition, Frank Ferrante, senior director of Military Aerospace and Defense Division at Intel, expressed his enthusiasm for the agreement with BAE Systems and the improvements the two companies hope to make towards protecting national security, critical infrastructure, and vital information.
This announcement comes on the heels of other new collaborations between BAE Systems and Intel, including on Intel’s recently launched Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology and on the SHIP-Digital program, which will extend Intel’s wideband radio frequency signal processing platform to the most size, weight, and power-constrained defense applications.