Palantir Technologies Inc. and Lockheed Martinare announcing a collaboration focused on delivering modern software to support today’s and tomorrow’s Navy combat systems by leveraging Lockheed Martin’s deep technical experience, and Palantir’s Apollo platform. The collaboration focuses on driving innovation and working closely with the U.S. Navy to modernize its combat systems for the surface fleet. Lockheed Martin and Palantir have come together to solve some of the most complex challenges that arise in the rapid and secure delivery of software to where it’s needed most in heterogeneous environments.
“Lockheed Martin is investing in skills, capabilities, tools and infrastructure to deliver mission critical capabilities to the warfighter efficiently and affordably,” said Joe DePietro, Vice President & General Manager for Naval Combat & Missile Defense Systems at Lockheed Martin.
“We’ve had the privilege of working in the most demanding operational contexts with our customers, deploying software that connects with frontline requirements. We will continue to strengthen our products to meet rapidly expanding needs – whether centralized, federated, or at the edge – across key industries,” said Greg DeArment, Chief Architect and Head of Apollo Platform.
“Palantir was built to solve the world’s most difficult problems with truly best-in-class, cutting-edge technology. We believe that, by sharing our approach through the Apollo product, more customers can take advantage of the Autonomous Deployment approach,” said Palantir COO Shyam Sankar.
Palantir Apollo enables a technique of software development and delivery called Autonomous Deployment. It allows developers to write and deploy software that includes the application’s requirements and enables teams to work closely on software asynchronously. Apollo then enables DevOps, security teams, and operators the ability to scale and deliver innovation rapidly, all while dev teams can get real-time feedback and performance reporting.
Palantir Technologies is a public American software company that specializes in big data analytics. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, it was founded by Peter Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp in 2003. The company’s name is derived from The Lord of the Rings where the magical palantíri were “seeing-stones,” described as indestructible balls of crystal used for communication and to see events in other parts of the world. Palantir’s original clients were federal agencies of the United States Intelligence Community (USIC). It has since expanded its customer base to serve state and local governments, as well as private companies in the financial and healthcare industries.