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Lockheed Martin CDL Systems

Lockheed Martin CDL Systems and the U.S. Army

Our Vehicle Control Station software (VCS) is installed in every U.S. Army  One Systems Ground Control Stations (OSGCS) and Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS). Our software has amassed over 1 million flight hours of operational use in theatre with the U.S. Army in tactical and ISR roles. 

  • MQ-1C Gray Eagle: Recently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Gray Eagle is controlled by our standards-based VCS-4586 software to carry out tactical and ISR missions.
  • RQ-7B Shadow 200: In service since 1998, our software has amassed over 850,000 hours of operational use in theatre commanding and control Shadow 200.
  • MQ-5B Hunter: With over 80,000 hours of operational use, the Hunter B UAS has fulfilled the tactical and ISR requirements of the Army with our VCS software for Hunter.


Target Control Station


The Universal Target Control Station (UTCS) is developed collaboratively by Lockheed Martin CDL Systems and Meggitt Training Systems Canada to control multiple air and sea-surface target-drones for military target training against asymmetric aerial and naval threats.


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Loitering Munitions


Fire Shadow is a loitering munition weapon system, designed by MBDA Missile Systems, for the land domain, with an operating range of approximately 60 miles (100km).  It offers precision attack capabilities against time-sensitive static and moving targets with minimal collateral damage.


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About Us

Lockheed Martin CDL Systems specializes in the development and licensing of vehicle control station software for unmanned systems.

Lockheed Martin CDL Systems has developed an open, standards-based, and commercial off-the-shelf software product that has been integrated into numerous unmanned vehicle platforms.  The company’s products are designed on low-cost, interoperable, and open architecture systems to support government and civil applications around the world, with more than one million hours of operational use.  

Lockheed Martin CDL Systems was founded in 1992 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with offices in Calgary and Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin acquired substantially all of the assets of CDL Systems Ltd. in 2012.

Upcoming Events

March 18-20, 2014
AUVSI Pathfinder Symposium :: Huntsville, AL

March 25-30, 2014          
FIDAE International Air and Space Fair :: Santiago, Chile

May 12-15, 2014              
AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014 :: Orlando, FL

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Lockheed Martin CDL Systems USA, Inc.
1525 Perimeter Parkway Suite 520
Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: 256.704.1370
Fax:  256.704.1390
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Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems
a division of Lockheed Martin Canada Inc.

Harvest Hills Office Park,  Building 5000. Suite 5301
333 - 96 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
Phone: 403.289.1733
Fax:  403.289.3967
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