Military Embedded Systems

Cyber/EW system enters next development phase


April 30, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

BETHESDA, Md. The Consortium Management Group (CMG)/Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5), on behalf of the U.S. Army, awarded Lockheed Martin a Project Agreement to move into the second phase of development for the “Air Large” component of its Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) family of systems program.

MFEW-AL leverages three years of Lockheed Martin’s internal research and development investment in an open architecture system that can be configured for various airborne and ground platforms, such as a wing-mounted pod for Group 4 unmanned aerial systems.

According to the company, Lockheed Martin’s partnership with the U.S. Army has resulted in the creation of an MFEW-AL system that provides extensive spectrum convergence capabilities for battlefield commanders.

The MFEW-AL system conforms to the Department of Defense C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) open system standards intended to enable rapid cyber/EW technique development and deployment; interoperability of hardware and software across airborne and ground platforms; prompt insertion of new hardware technology; and reduction of total ownership costs.



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