Perth ISV harvests Lockheed Martin deal

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Perth developer HarvestRoad has sold its digital object repository application to US avionics manufacturer Lockheed Martin as part of a partnership with e-learning provider Cannon Learning Solutions.

Perth developer HarvestRoad has sold its digital object repository application to US avionics manufacturer Lockheed Martin as part of a partnership with e-learning provider Cannon Learning Solutions.

ASX-listed HarvestRoad said in a statement that its HarvestRoad Hive digital repository had been chosen by Lockheed Martin as its learning object repository solution for a US Air Force air education training command project.

HarvestRoad's US channel partner, Georgia-based Cannon Learning Solutions would deploy HarvestRoad Hive in its learning object repository training and services provision to Lockheed Martin, the company said.

"As USAF air education training command contract manager, Lockheed Martin provides simulator training for the air force," the developer said. "HarvestRoad Hive has been selected as the data repository product to store US Department of Defence standards-compatible course content and metadata."

HarvestRoad Hive would also provide web-based access for querying data, the company said.

The software would first be deployed in a $430,000 project at Kirtland air force base in New Mexico, HarvestRoad said.

HarvestRoad is not the only Australian technology company to have gained a foothold at Lockheed Martin. Melbourne's Redflex recently signed a $46 million deal with the avionics manufacturer for voice communications systems.

Meanwhile, HarvestRoad has also won a deal with Boeing Australia. Boeing has partnered the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST to build advanced data repositories for technical documentation and training materials.

The ISV has also teamed up with open source course management software
vendor Moodle.

HarvestRoad was headquartered in Perth and had other offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Mexico City, Atlanta, Georgia and London. It listed on the ASX in 1999 as a three-year-old developer of e-learning software for the education, government, defence and enterprise markets.
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