Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has announced Consortium Management Group, on behalf of the US Army, has awarded the company a Project Agreement to move into the second phase of development for the Air Large component of its Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) family of systems program, the company said.
As part of the program, Lockheed Martin is converging the capabilities of the electromagnetic spectrum and cyber domain to provide advanced combat weapons systems for warfighters, the company said.
The program leverages three years of Lockheed Martin´s internal research and development investment in an open architecture system that can be easily configured for a variety of airborne and ground platforms, such as a wing-mounted pod for Group 4 unmanned aerial systems.
Lockheed Martin´s partnership with the US Army has resulted in the creation of an MFEW-AL system that provides extensive spectrum convergence capabilities for battlefield commanders.
The MFEW-AL system conforms to the DoD C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) open system standards to enable rapid cyber/EW technique development and deployment; interoperability of hardware and software across airborne and ground platforms; prompt insertion of new hardware technology; and significant reduction of total ownership costs.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Consortium Management Group, Inc. (CMG) (CMG/Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace) is a nonprofit corporation created to serve as a consortium manager, composed of companies, academic institutions and other organizations with recognized and leading expertise in the respective mission areas to form an enterprise that the Government can access directly through a single, flexible, long-term acquisition instrument.