Lockheed Martin Signs Agreement with U.S. Army to Develop Tactical Intelligence Solutions
Denver, Colo., 02/27/2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has signed a cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center's (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) to develop tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Under this cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), Lockheed Martin and I2WD will leverage resources to develop advanced ISR capabilities vital to the Army's role in the global war on terrorism.
This is an exciting opportunity for Lockheed Martin. With the inherent synergies that exist between our organizations, we can accelerate the development of ISR capabilities that warfighters need in the field today, said Elton Schroeder, vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin's Mission & Combat Support Solutions.
At I2WD, we focus on ISR solutions that shorten decision cycles for warfighters. By combining our expertise with Lockheed Martin's, we hope to provide our forces with a decisive information advantage to build future warfighting capabilities, said Anthony Lisuzzo, Director of I2WD, U.S. Army CERDEC, at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
Through this CRADA, Lockheed Martin will work with I2WD to develop tactical ISR tools and technologies that support current and future Army ISR warfighting requirements. Together the team will investigate capabilities that enhance persistent ISR in a global networked environment; improve situational awareness and knowledge management across multiple domains and improve decision making abilities at all echelons. This cooperative research will include experimentation, development, & analysis of operational concepts and wargaming.
As CRADA work begins, the team will leverage Lockheed Martin's wide area network infrastructure as well as its Center for Innovation, a state-of-the art facility designed for analysis and synthesis of net-centric warfare capabilities. This world-class laboratory provides a worldwide interconnected network environment and a robust analytical global information grid test bed where the team can research, prototype and develop future ISR designs, processes, and products in a dynamic, interoperable operational construct. The Center's suite of advanced modeling and simulation tools will help the team to better define advanced ISR solutions to fit specific Army missions.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.