DIAMONDShield™ Breaks New Ground

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Lockheed Martin Missile Defense Integration Solution Adds Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Data Capability

Lockheed Martin is expanding the universe of information available to integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) systems.

The Corporation’s DIAMONDShield™ IAMD solution has added a groundbreaking new capability to help nations detect and identify threats sooner and with greater assurance. In addition to correlating information from multiple missile defense systems into a unified command-and-control environment, DIAMONDShield can now process data gathered by intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms that previously had been outside the missile defense architecture.

“The DIAMONDShield ISR enhancement offers plug-and-play capability not only for sharing and exposing of data but also for visualizing that data on a common map display,” says Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)-Defense.

“For nations in volatile regions of the world, this capability can provide access to a broader and more-diverse universe of data being gathered by their own ISR platforms as well as those of allies and coalition partners.”

Lockheed Martin based this enhancement on technology, common standards and network interface controls it developed for capabilities now in use by the U.S. Department of Defense. The DIAMONDShield system will now be able to integrate and draw intelligence data from various manned and unmanned ISR sensors and systems, then correlates that data into a coherent, easily interpreted picture for the end user. Lockheed Martin offers a range of ISR data integration capabilities and configurations to international customers through its Dragon family of products.

The DIAMONDShield information architecture ingests data from these diverse sources so that it can be shared, archived, searched and retrieved according to users’ needs and access permissions. The system applies advanced processing algorithms to the raw data feeds to make sense of the data and convert them into easy-to-understand information products and visual overlays for command and control center operators.

“By combining our IAMD and ISR capabilities and expertise, Lockheed Martin is greatly expanding the ability of nations to defend their populations, infrastructure, and defense assets,” Quinn says. “At the same, the system’s open architecture minimizes development costs and enables nations to provide these critical functions cost-effectively.”

Posted September 13, 2013

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  • DIAMONDShield can now process data gathered by intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms that previously had been outside the missile defense architecture.
  • For nations in volatile regions of the world, this capability can provide access to a broader and more-diverse universe of data being gathered by their own ISR platforms as well as those of allies and coalition partners.
  • By combining our IAMD and ISR capabilities and expertise, Lockheed Martin is greatly expanding the ability of nations to defend their populations, infrastructure, and defense assets.