DIAMONDShield Integrated Air & Missile Defense


Multi-Domain Battlespace Management

Commanding, Controlling and Connecting the Battlespace

DIAMONDShield™ Helps Warfighters Manage and Command the Battlespace

In today’s increasingly complex security environment, commanders need new levels of performance to address evolving threats. They ask questions like, “How can we synchronize assets for optimized effects? How can we sort through terabytes of sensor data to get actionable intelligence?”

Answering this challenge is a multi-domain battle management system that connects, commands and controls the battlespace. That system is called DIAMONDShield™.

DIAMONDShield™ is Operational and Fielded Today

Operational and fielded today, DIAMONDShield™ serves as the “brains” of an operation by connecting the “brawn” – it synthesizes operational command and control data and recommends assets to respond to incoming threats. Connecting systems and platforms across air, land sea and space, it automates and facilitates the ability to strategize, target, plan, task and assess joint operations, while simultaneously integrating intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.

Our customers asked for a system that addressed threats with higher confidence and higher efficiency. This required ‘next-generation’ capabilities. DIAMONDShield™ represents that next-generation solution.

Operating at the speed of the battlespace, DIAMONDShield™ provides operators a wide range of intuitive decision-support aids that allows them to plan and execute air defense missions with greater speed, higher confidence. 

Artificial Intelligence Increases the Speed of Decision Making

The automation incorporated into DIAMONDShield™ allows operators to contingency plan, assess enemy intentions, expedite tactical decisions and task assets in theater - with much shorter timeframes. For example, in planning air operations, the system’s artificial intelligence optimizes and deconflicts with airspaces used by civilian air traffic and for missile defense. While today it takes approximately 72 hours to produce air tasking orders. DIAMONDShield™ has reduced that time to hours – even minutes for some missions. That’s the kind of reduction in decision-to-action time that is especially vital as threats continue to grow in both sophistication and speed.

DIAMONDShield™ provides a real-time, integrated picture of a complex battlespace.

Designed Open for Interoperability to Maximize Capability

At the core of DIAMONDShield™ is a modular open systems architecture (OSA), facilitating sensor-to-shooter integration and interoperability with the widest range of new capabilities, tactical communications, sensors, weapons and legacy systems. Using Link 16 and other standard protocols, DIAMONDShield™ can incorporate data from any external military or civilian source, from missile defense systems to radars to air traffic control systems. 
The system’s open architecture minimizes the system’s total cost of ownership and ensures today’s investments can be extended to meet tomorrow’s mission challenges. And since it’s based on U.S. and NATO standards and communication protocols, DIAMONDShield™ offers customers the opportunity to have a native advanced command and control system that can network quickly and efficiently with coalition forces.

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