Multi-Domain Operations/Joint All-Domain Operations

What is Multi-Domain Operations/Joint All-Domain Operations?

Today’s challenges to global security aren’t just changing – they’re accelerating faster than ever before. Our adversaries are highly adaptive and confronting us from every domain across air, sea, space, land and cyber.

The aircraft, satellites, ships and ground vehicles our forces operate today collect an abundance of information. Processing and analyzing that amount of data is a challenge, especially when you factor in multiple levels of security at which those systems operate.

The solution? A new warfighting concept known as Multi-Domain Operations or Joint All-Domain Operations. By synchronizing major systems and crucial data sources with revolutionary simplicity, MDO/JADO provides a complete picture of the battlespace and empowers warfighters to quickly make decisions that drive action.

Making the Right Decisions, Faster

Lockheed Martin is committed to helping the Department of Defense and its allies realize their vision for future battlespace operations by putting the best capabilities into our warfighter’s hands with reliability, speed and dedication.

By leveraging data as a weapon, our warfighters are empowered to make decisions that drive action – paralyzing, disrupting and overwhelming adversaries in a matter of seconds versus minutes, where seconds really matter. That’s our mission.

Demonstrating the Future Today

An enemy anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon is about to be launched. U.S. and Allied Forces have minutes to quickly coordinate and counter this threat using all the resources available across domains.

In a JADO-enabled world, the data shared between systems will let commanders choose the right platform to deliver the right effects at the right time.

Lockheed Martin has performed incremental demonstrations since 2013 to prove that aircraft can be modernized efficiently, and to demonstrate how advanced mission system capabilities can be rapidly added to an aircraft to increase capability.

Through a series of four multi-domain command and control exercises, we have explored refinements to processes, concepts of operations and technologies to identify solutions for connecting systems across domains, enabling synchronized effects.


Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies

Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence

There’s no doubt that on the battlefield and at home, autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly becoming part of our daily human experience. We are building AI systems that will keep people in control while enabling them to be safer, and increase mission success in the toughest and most unpredictable of situations.

Directed Energy

Directed Energy systems use highly-focused energy to disable targets with pinpoint accuracy. Our engineers are at the forefront of transforming high-power laser technology developed for factories into inventive and cost-effective defense capabilities for our customers.


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Additional Information

Control the chaos. Control the outcome.

In today’s world, complexity can be your greatest enemy or your greatest asset. That’s why Lockheed Martin is developing solutions that provide a clear picture of what’s happening around the world — and the infrastructure to act on it in real-time.

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