Lockheed Martin to Continue Development of Land Layer System for Army Tactical Vehicles
The U.S. military, through the Consortium Management Group / Consortium for Command, Control, and Communications in Cyberspace, has awarded Lockheed Martin a project agreement to further develop the Terrestrial Layer System program, which will provide critical capabilities of situational awareness in the US military.
In today’s complex digital environment, the US military needs a force capable of joint operations in all fields to counter nearby adversaries. As evidenced by the Defense Ministry’s most recent plans to execute its strategy of electromagnetic spectrum superiority, every military service must be able to fight and win in the EMS.
The U.S. military says TLS will play a pivotal role in realizing the service’s 2028 Army vision. Designed for tactical vehicles, the TLS will provide an integrated suite of signals intelligence, electronic warfare and cyberspace operations capabilities to enable the Joint Task Force from all fields.
“On the battlefield, everything runs smoothly and the tools of war need to be fully interoperable and integrated,” said Deon Viergutz, vice president of Lockheed Martin Spectrum Convergence. “As a result, Lockheed Martin has invested millions of dollars in internal research and development to merge its research and development programs so that our customers can collaborate using our products that work seamlessly in the field. “
Lockheed Martin has spent years and invested millions to develop an open architecture for converged cyber, EW and SIGINT systems compliant with DoD’s C4ISR / EW Modular Open Standards Suite (CMOSS). Using CMOSS open system standards, the military and industry can:
* Develop and rapidly deploy new techniques,
* Use hardware and software on airborne and ground platforms for optimal interoperability,
* Quickly insert new hardware technology,
* And reduce total cost of ownership.
The contract for TLS Phase 2 is valued at $ 9,672,781. Over the next three months, Lockheed Martin will finalize designs associated with key hardware and software elements based on the experience gained from Phase 1 and feedback from soldiers. They will also perform other operational analyzes and demonstrate additional operational capabilities to the Army.
This ensures that Lockheed Martin will be able to immediately move from Phase 2 business to production of prototypes at the start of the next phase, allowing TLS to meet its schedule requirements.