L3Harris Technologies [LHX] announced on Wednesday a new agreement to work with Amazon Web Services

[AMZN] on advanced networking and sensor fusion capabilities for military customers.

Under the new partnership, L3Harris said the two companies will pursue projects to help “provide the military with near-real time access to diverse datasets.”

L3Harris corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. Photo: L3Harris

“We continue to execute our ‘Trusted Disruptor’ strategy, working across industries to identify meaningful partnerships and deliver unique capabilities for domestic and international customers,” Sean Stackley, L3Harris’ senior vice president of strategy, growth and technology, said in a statement. “Combining L3Harris’ experience in sensors and mission knowledge and AWS’s experience in software and cloud-based data architecture will enable new networking and fusion solutions for data-centric warfare – a DoD priority.”

L3Harris said capabilities in this area, when combined with artificial intelligence tools, can allow military customers to use advanced datasets “to cognitively and predictively update advanced radars and sensors across domains, increasing platform survivability and resiliency.”

The two companies said the new agreement will build on work they’re currently doing for the Air Force’s Digital Infrastructure consortium, which is supporting the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiatives. 

“Under this agreement, we will continue our collaboration with L3Harris and work together to deliver solutions that further address the data-driven demands of today’s operating environments and beyond,” Dave Levy, AWS’ vice president of U.S. federal, said in a statement. 

AWS is currently one of four firms, along with Google [GOOG], Oracle [ORCL] and Microsoft [MSFT], supporting the Pentagon’s potential $9 billion Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) enterprise cloud computing program.

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the first JWCC task orders in March, each worth up to $3.8 million and each with a one-year base period and two one-year options (Defense Daily, March 29).