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Lockheed Martin wins US Navy C4ISR contract

30th June 2014 - 15:19 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin will conduct work to improve the US Navy’s C4ISR collection and dissemination capabilities under a five-year IDIQ contract announced on 30 June. The contract, awarded by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, has a ceiling value of $35 million.

The contract will see Lockheed Martin build on the capabilities provided by the navy's Distributed Information Operations-System – co-developed by the company – to enhance its ability to exchange C4ISR data throughout the space, air, surface, subsurface, and unmanned sensor domains.

The Distributed Information Operations-System brings the navy network-centric intelligence for improved interoperability and enhanced battlespace awareness.

Lockheed Martin will now continue to enhance signals intelligence collection, data fusion, and intelligence processing and dissemination capabilities. This could involve integrating and deploying capabilities that monitor the status of all sensors registered in the network; then displaying the input from those sensors in support of real-time planning.

Rob Smith, vice president of C4ISR, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, said: ‘For the navy, every platform is a sensor, and every sensor must be networked. We'll leverage our more than 30 years developing and fielding signals intelligence systems to increase the navy's intelligence sharing capability across the full spectrum of maritime and littoral missions.’

The workscope for this contract also includes analysing ways to enhance the navy's use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surface combatant land attacks.

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