Lex Products announced today that it has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders.

"The Lex Products team looks forward to being a part of the EDGE Innovation Network and working with other members to develop innovative product solutions for military and government audiences," says Joe Birchak, senior vice president of Military Power Systems for Lex. "We have a strong history of innovation and experience meeting the needs of the armed forces and government customers who operate in the most demanding of environments and applications and we are happy to bring our organization’s skills and capabilities to the EDGE-affiliated community," says Birchak.

Pete Palmer, EDGE Innovation Network director, said, "The EDGE provides a new military and government acquisition paradigm by using both physical and virtual environments where EDGE members and users can collaborate and innovate together to deliver gap-filling capabilities in months rather than years."

Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, there are seven EDGE Innovation Centers worldwide and over 200 EDGE members. Recent new members include Simulation and Training Systems, Inc., Orlando, Fla.; Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp., Cambridge, Mass.; Abrams Learning and Information Systems, Arlington, Va.; Cognitive Engineering Research Institute, Mesa, Ariz.; and Sporian Microsystems, Inc., Lafayette, Colo.