Lockheed Martin Looking To Use Quantum Computing For R&D


The US-based aerospace and defense developer is looking to become the first company in the world to use quantum computing technology as part of its commercial business ventures.

Lockheed Martin is planning to use one of the next generation computers, which theoretically will be able to complete complex calculations exponentially faster than modern technology, to help create and test enhanced radar, space and aircraft systems.

The Bethesda, Maryland-based firm purchased the computer two years ago fromD-Wave Systems of Vancouver. Lockheed Martin apparently has enough faith in the technology to upgrade it to commercial scale – thus becoming the first company to do so.

Quantum computing itself is a bit complicated to describe, rather than working with ones and zeroes like traditional binary computers, “quantum computing is more probabilistic, also allowing a combination of zero and one to simultaneously answer many questions with quantum bits of information, or qubits, and tell users more about the likelihood of a situation. It’s not necessarily useful for all kinds of computing, but it could solve problems that current computers can’t.”

(And it should come as no surprise that the Private contractor/Military industry are one of the first to use and have access to this technology).

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