Lockheed Martin UK’s eSmart Toolset Supports Ministry Of Defence Project Guardian
(FARNHAM, England, Nov. 18, 2010) Lockheed Martin has developed a toolset to be used by the UK Ministry of Defence to help simplify and map out the complex networks and linkages that make up its future air command and control system. The MoD has requested Lockheed Martin UK - Integrated Systems & Solutions Ltd to supply SyntheSys Systems Engineers Ltd, with the latest version of the Company’s eSMART software toolset, for use with the Ministry’s Project GUARDIAN (formerly, the Air Command & Control Future Capability Programme).
eSMART was developed by Lockheed Martin UK to support the iSMART process, an internationally-accepted means of identifying interoperability challenges often arising during the development of information systems and communication media - including tactical data links. The process provides detailed analysis of interoperability across the whole communications domain, from strategic data to operational and “tactical edge” communications systems.
By highlighting potential interoperability issues at an early stage in the acquisition lifecycle, the use of iSMART can result in significant cost savings to a project. The eSMART toolset facilitates the complex calculations required for interoperability comparisons, with various visualization methodologies to facilitate analysis.
David Rowles, iSMART Programme Manager at Lockheed Martin UK, commented: “We acknowledge Synthesis’ expertise in the Tactical Data Link domain and we know that by using eSMART, they can bring maximum benefit to Project GUARDIAN.” Rowles added that Lockheed Martin UK is an accepted industry leader in all areas of Tactical Data Link technology, with many years’ experience of supporting national and international TDL integration projects.
Notes to Editors:
• Lockheed Martin UK, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration, working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. Lockheed Martin UK works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1,700 people at sites across the UK.
• Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 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 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44 billion.