Kirk Avery

Senior Fellow

Lockheed Martin

Kirk Avery is a Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow and the Maritime and Mission Systems Chief Architect with over 34 years’ experience in architecting, developing, and deploying solutions for fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems. Over the course of his career, Kirk has architected, developed, and provided leadership in the creation and deployment of many modular, open, complex system/software solutions, platforms, and products. Kirk’s responsibilities include the implementation of the organization's system/software engineering Modular Open System Approach and product-line strategy across Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky platforms and is a subject matter expert in systems/software engineering, open architecture, airworthiness/safety, and security. Kirk served as the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACETM) Consortium’s Technical Working Group Chair or Vice-Chair for 8 terms through June of 2019 and currently serves as the FACE Conformance Verification Subcommittee Co-Chair. Kirk also currently serves as the Sensor Open Systems Approach (SOSATM) Consortium’s Technical Working Group Vice-Chair. Kirk also currently serves as Lockheed Martin’s Primary Steering Committee member for both the FACE and SOSA Consortiums and is involved in multiple other open architecture efforts.