Advancing the Safety and Efficiency of Autonomous Technology With SARA, the Sikorsky MATRIX Test Helicopter

Jul 24, 2019 11:00 AM ET

For the last five decades, Lockheed Martin has developed unmanned and autonomous systems that improve the safety and efficiency of humanitarian aid, first response and other civil, commercial and military operations.

Recently, engineers in the company’s Sikorsky business helped develop a drop-in, kit-based system that will enable the users of military and commercial helicopters to safely, reliably and affordably operate their aircraft autonomously.

The Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) utilizing MATRIX™ Technology is showcasing the aircraft’s improved safety and reliability, particularly in low-visibility areas and difficult-to-navigate airspace.

To learn more about SARA and other innovative Lockheed Martin technologies, please view the company’s annual sustainability report:, or

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.