U.S. Army’s New System for the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Enemy forces jam equipment; congested airwaves make it difficult to distinguish friend from foe. In today’s digital environment, this is a small sample of threats and challenges we face. Having the ability to see and control the virtual battlefield is essential to completing your mission safely.
One of the Department of Defense’s solutions for this is the Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) program.
The system will help soldiers address signals found in the electromagnetic environment. It’s also a critical component of the service’s Army of 2028 vision, which includes a lethal, multi-mission, joint all-domain operational (MDO)-capable force.
Accelerated Technology Development
Lockheed Martin is working on the first stage of the TLS program. During phase one, Lockheed Martin’s Spectrum Convergence team will integrate a prototype onto a vehicle.
TLS prototypes are expected before the end of fiscal year 2021, with the first equipped by 2022.
Our solution is derived from ground-based research and development involving intelligence nodes. Demonstrations of this technology proved its ability to operate with a similar aerial capability.
Designed to Handle 21st Century Threats
Not only will the Terrestrial Layer System handle today’s threats, it’s designed to take on future threats too. That’s all thanks to the open architecture design that allows us to rapidly deliver upgrades to the system.
Lockheed Martin’s system design conforms to the DoD’s C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and will for years to come. Through CMOSS open system standards, the Department of Defense and industry can:
- Rapidly develop and deploy new techniques
- Use hardware and software across platforms for optimal interoperability
- Promptly insert new hardware technology
- Reduce total ownership costs
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