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2 mars 2015 1 02 /03 /mars /2015 12:20
C4ISR  - photo Lockheed Martin

C4ISR - photo Lockheed Martin


DENVER, Feb. 25, 2015 – by Lockheed Martin


Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will continue to support the Navy system that allows secure sharing of sensitive data between unclassified and classified security domains. The U.S. Navy recently awarded Lockheed Martin two contracts with a total ceiling value of $90 million to support the Radiant Mercury cross domain solution for five years. 

“Since developing Radiant Mercury in 1992, we’ve ensured it has met the operational needs of customers throughout the world,” said Dr. Rob Smith, vice president of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business. “As we deploy the fourth generation of the system, we’ll continue to advance it with the most robust capabilities available.”

Today’s military and intelligence operations depend on the timely sharing of critical information. Radiant Mercury helps this by ensuring that data transferring from one network domain to another undergo extremely high levels of scrutiny, protecting against compromises in the integrity of the information. While guarding classified data from unauthorized access, the system simultaneously allows those with the appropriate security classification to retrieve sensitive and critical information.  Radiant Mercury supports simultaneous data flows to hundreds of channels, interfaces with most major C4ISR systems, and supports most transport, network and data link protocols.

Used by both U.S. and allied partners at more than 400 sites worldwide, Radiant Mercury has streamlined the process of sharing critical operational and intelligence information with coalition forces. Accredited at the highest levels of protection in the United States for secure information sharing, Radiant Mercury is compliant with the Intelligence Community Directive 503 policy, which protects sensitive compartmented information within information systems. It is also approved for both top secret and secret interoperability by the Unified Cross Domain Services Management Office, which lists systems verified to transfer DoD and intelligence community information between multiple security domains with limited risk.  Radiant Mercury is available on the U.S. General Services Administration schedule of products and services. 

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.

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15 octobre 2014 3 15 /10 /octobre /2014 11:55
La suprématie aérienne est-en péril?

12.10.2014 par Philippe Chapleau - Lignes de Défense

Le sujet de la suprématie aérienne est d'actualité avec les opérations aériennes en cours en Irak et en Syrie, même si les capacités de l'EI ne mettent pas en péril l'aviation coalisée. Un ouvrage qui vient de sortir aborde les capacités nouvelles et à venir d'adversaires dotés de capacités défensives nettement plus performantes : missiles antiaériens modernes et intégrés dans des réseaux redondants, chasseurs de 5e génération, moyens d’agression à longue distance, drones ou encore cyber-attaques…

La suprématie aérienne en péril. Menaces et contre-stratégies à l’horizon 2030, publié par La Documentation Française, a été coécrit par Corentin Brustlein, Etienne de Durand et Elie Tenenbaum.



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17 juin 2014 2 17 /06 /juin /2014 16:20
Exelis to provide NATO country Enhanced High Capacity Data Radios


Jun 16, 2014 ASDNews Source : Exelis


    Upgrade program to improve capabilities and increase data rate


Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $12 million contract to deliver enhanced high-capacity data radios to a NATO customer. This award expands on this NATO country’s existing robust communications capabilities.


The High Capacity Data Radio (HCDR) is an intelligent, self-managing, ad hoc networking radio that provides a secure data link between mounted and dismounted headquarters and fielded forces. It also serves as the data backbone for this country’s sophisticated communications architecture.


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23 septembre 2013 1 23 /09 /septembre /2013 17:20
US Navy begins MZ-3A blimp airship operations in DC region

A US Navy's MZ-3A stationed at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. Photo US Navy.


23 September 2013 naval-technology.com


The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the US Navy have began operations of the MZ-3A lighter-than-air blimp, in the regions surrounding Washington DC, US.


Operated by the US Navy's science and technology research squadron, Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1), the MZ-3A is conducting aerial mapping operations under the special approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


Powered by two Lycoming engines, the 178ft-long MZ-3A has been designed to use as a testbed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors requiring a stable and vibration free test eninronment.


The government-owned navy MZ-3A missions are being carried out within the DCA-Special Flight Restrictions Area (DCA-SFRA) and will be followed to northern region to Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) in Maryland.


Prior to completing the missions which is scheduled on 5 October and departing to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, the only manned US Navy airship will operate in the southwest near Culpepper, Virginia (CJR).


During special flight operations, pertinent Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) of information regarding visual and instrument (VFR/IFR) flight plans will be issued by the FAA to the region.


Following required or requested on designated and approved Air Traffic Control (ATC) radio frequencies, the FAA will maintain radio communication and flight, throughout the mission.


Integrated Systems Solutions is responsible for maintaining and operating the airship, which remains aloft and nearly stationary for more than twelve hours, in many locations.


In addition, the American Blimp Corporation-built system can conduct various missions in support of technology development for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) concepts.

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3 juillet 2013 3 03 /07 /juillet /2013 18:20
Lockheed C2 System Controls Varied UAVs

July 2, 2013 Source: Lockheed Martin


Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Management of Varied Unmanned Air Vehicles from One Integrated Control System


DENVER --- During a recent demonstration at NAVAIR, Lockheed Martin (LMT) monitored and controlled multiple types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from one integrated command and control (C2) system. Controlling both the unmanned air vehicles and their on-board mission system sensors, Lockheed Martin's system fully integrated with other Navy C2 and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) planning and execution systems to provide operators with one comprehensive mission picture.


The demonstration was executed in support of the Navy's upcoming Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System (UCLASS) and Common Control System programs.


"This demonstration is an important step to fulfilling the Navy's requirement for a Common Control System that leverages multiple architectures from varied operational systems," said Rob Weiss, executive vice president of Advanced Strike and Intelligence and Reconnaissance Systems for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "A combined C2 and ISR capability will be essential as the Navy integrates UAS, beginning with UCLASS, into its ISR enterprise. We believe in their vision and this demonstration is an example of our work to reduce risk and make the Common Control System a reality."


During the demonstration, the Lockheed Martin team integrated C2 and ISR systems to provide mission planning, sensor and common operational control for multiple UAS platforms, including Lockheed Martin's UCLASS concept. Using an open architecture framework integrated with DreamHammer's Ballista drone control software and Navy compliant software protocols, a single operator managed multiple UAS platforms simultaneously. The team also used the new Navy Cloud capability to demonstrate control of the ISR sensors and fully integrate the data into one complete mission picture. The team then used this picture to rapidly re-task and re-route the UAS assets. In addition to using DreamHammer's Ballista drone control software in this UCLASS demonstration, Lockheed Martin is teamed with DreamHammer Government Solutions in pursuit of the upcoming Navy Common Control System contract.


"This demonstration underscores the critical role that common command and control systems can play in actual operations by highlighting the ability to enrich the overall ISR picture and increase the speed of decision making," said Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions. "An integrated battlespace picture emerges when we link the platforms, sensors, and information collected into one enterprise view that will enable the U.S. Navy to better achieve their C2 and ISR missions."


Lockheed Martin is partnered with the Navy on a variety of programs, including the F-35C, Distributed Information Operations-System and Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System. These systems support the convergence of C2 and ISR capabilities, which can increase tactical warfighting ability, reduce footprint and deliver affordable capability in an agile delivery framework.



DreamHammer, headquartered in Santa Monica, California, with field offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Diego, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii, and onsite location at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., is a commercial software company with clients in the military and industrial bases. DreamHammer and Ballista are registered trademarks of DreamHammer Products LLC.


Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

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