Lockheed Martin's Project Riot demonstrates multi-domain operationsNews
September 16, 2019
PALMDALE, Calif. Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the Missile Defense Agency, and the U.S. Air Force connected an F-35, U-2, and a multi-domain ground station in a test demonstrating multi-domain operations and the secure distribution of sensitive information across multiple platforms.
During the demonstration, called Project Riot, an F-35 detected a long-range missile launch with its onboard sensors and shared the information through the U-2 to the air defense commander on the ground, enabling the commander to make the decision to target the threat.
This connectivity reduces the data-to-decision timeline from minutes to seconds.
In partnership with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and the Missile Defense Agency, Skunk Works' Project Riot builds on a series of open systems architecture demonstrations proving how incremental increases in capability can be rapidly fielded to enable a connected network across air, ground, sea, space, and cyber domains.