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We’re introducing a new line of LM 400 satellites equipped with rapid, integrated and affordable tactical ISR capabilities that can scale to any size constellation. This mid-sized bus has always been reconfigurable, but we are continuing to evolve this platform through digital engineering and advanced technology like AI and machine learning. These transformed software-defined satellites will also use SmartSat™ tech — allowing our customers to responsively develop and deploy new mission capabilities directly to warfighters to outpace the enemy threat.

Your Mission Requires: Solutions

We take an end-to-end approach to solve your toughest problems and achieve mission success.

Our solutions can give you the situational awareness and strategic advantage you want. We’ll partner with you to design the latest technologies and data so you can decide with confidence — whether in the acquisition process or on the battlefield.

Whether you need someone to design the puzzle from scratch or just give you the missing pieces, our portfolio of diverse platforms can keep you ahead of the threat.

Tactical Space

The relative speed and distances of modern warfare demand capabilities that give unit-level personnel at the battle’s edge the higher ground through capabilities that can best be provided to them from space.  Persistent, over-the-horizon vision and continual, assured, high date-rate connectivity is fundamental in winning modern battles.  Tactical Space enhances traditional military space support to operations and delivers the following capabilities to accelerate the Find, Fix, Track, Target, Engage, Assess (F2T2EA) chain into a more rapid and longer-range F2T2EA web of connected, informed and synchronized elements throughout the battlespace, but especially at the point of enemy contact.  Lockheed Martin has established a dedicated Tactical Space organization to address the expanding need for the application of tactical space capabilities for fielded forces in support of adversary engagements.

Sensing & Geolocation: Tactical Space provides Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS), all weather/day/night persistent access to all regions of our planet.  Multi-phenomenology sensors, processing algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) provide users with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) that can scale in persistence and access to keep threats in continuous custody.  Multi-INT fusing, tip/cue, and Combat ID can occur on-board satellites through edge processing to provide the most rapid situational awareness to warfighters.

Ubiquitous Connectivity: Joint All Domain Operations (JADO) rely upon secure and assured data/voice communications with tactical users and platforms in the battlespace field.  A mesh-network in space such as the Space Development Agency (SDA)’s Transport Layer provides the means for ubiquitous, low-latency, secure, and resilient connectivity through multiple paths to each user and platform.  

Battle Management: The command, control, and management of fielded forces and platforms across an entire battlespace at the speed of modern warfare relies upon applications to rapidly plan, select, and adjust missions.  Through AI/ML, a more rapid and synchronized implementation can occur to adjust Courses of Action, apply Rules of Engagement, select weapons, and direct fighting units to engage and accomplish precision tactical missions. 

Converged Effects: Tactical Space works with the other warfighting domains to implement multiple layers of synchronized capabilities, both kinetic and non-kinetic, to achieve precise weapons selection/targeting for overwhelming mission effects.  Orchestrating these effects to precisely converge in time and location creates significant advantages for warfighters. 

Your Mission Requires: Integration

To stay ahead of the threat, you need an integrated experience. 

That's why we're partnering to develop the fundamental data architectures and algorithms to enable Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). With MDO, your distributed platforms can see and share data across air, sea, space, land and cyber domains.

In addition, our military space solutions deliver on several critical national security space programs, including:

Your Mission Requires: Speed

Every space mission depends on the seamless work between the payload, spacecraft and Earth.  

With over 50 years of payload design and 300 payloads delivered, we have the experience and skills to ensure platform resilience. 

In addition to payloads, we are innovators in satellite bus design. That's why we’ve recently invested $300 million in a family of satellite buses with a strong commonality and modernized design. 

From shoebox-sized nanosatellites to the gargantuan LM 2100, our flexible architecture allows you to address the satellite mission need with lower costs, greater performance and faster delivery to orbit.

For example, we designed, built and delivered the Pony Express 1 nanosatellite in nine months. Plus, SmartSat™ makes it easier to update satellites in-orbit and opens the door to artificial intelligence and cloud networking in space.

Also, our software teams' use of Agile and DevSecOps and the DoD Software Factory model allow for even better collaboration and quick delivery of new features to our customers.

HiveStar™, SpaceCloud™ And the Edgeless Enterprise

5G wireless networks offer two primary advantages over earlier generations: high bandwidth availability and low latency. 5G provides enhanced communications to a wide host of end user devices ranging from mobile user devices to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in vehicles, appliances, and sensors. To learn more about taking it from the keyboard to orbit check out the white paper below.