Military Embedded Systems

C4ISR collection and dissemination for the Navy to be enhanced by Lockheed Martin


July 02, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

DENVER. Navy officials tasked Lockheed Martin to enhance how the Navy exchanges its Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) data throughout the space, air, surface, subsurface, and unmanned sensor domains through a contract with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) Pacific.

Lockheed Martin engineers co-developed the Navy’s Distributed Information Operations-System, which takes on the Navy’s need for network-centric intelligence to enhance interoperability and improve battlespace awareness. For that effort, Lockheed Martin experts connected disparate Navy signals intelligence systems easing tactical data exchange and enabling commanders to better understand their operational environment.

Lockheed Martin will then continue to enhance the Navy’s signals intelligence collection, data fusion, and intelligence processing and dissemination capabilities. This may involve integrating and deploying capabilities that monitor the status for all sensors that are registered in the network; then displaying the input from those sensors to support real-time planning. Network integration of sensors will then be designed to accomplish cross-cueing, cooperative sensing and, where feasible and prudent, automated target recognition or classification. Under the contract Lockheed Martin will also be analyzing ways to enhance the Navy’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surface combatant land attacks.

This IDIQ contract has a ceiling value of $35 million over five years.


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