The Pentagon unites with Apple and Lockheed Martin for creation of hybrid nosimy electronics
The Ministry of Defence of the USA sends 75 million dollars to the project on creation of flexible nosimy electronics for military. The Pentagon finances FlexTech Alliance in the form of a consortium of 162 hi-tech companies, including Boeing, Apple and Lockheed Martin, and also universities and other interested groups.
As CNBC reports, the consortium will be engaged in development and production of so-called flexible hybrid electronics for integration with various materials. Such electronics can be stretched, braided or bent, that then to use in a covering of planes, the ships and other systems of arms. Soldiers also can carry it on the body.
The new technology allows to use flexible materials for creation of electronics of the following generation. It was declared by the head of defensive department Asheton Carter, acting in Ames’s located in the heart of the Silicon valley the Research center.
The consortium which the research laboratory of the U.S. Air Force will manage, will in addition receive 96 million dollars from private business.
Representatives of the ministry say that fast development of new technologies compels the Pentagon to cooperate with the private companies, instead of to develop the most part of technologies independently.
New materials will be created on technology of the 3D-press.