Lockheed Martin Opens Facility for Integration and Testing of Joint Communications Network Equipment
SAN DIEGO, 06/28/2010 --
Various equipment sets essential to providing secure, ubiquitous communications for a next generation joint services tactical network will be tested at a state-of-the-art facility opened by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The Lockheed Martin Systems Integration Facility in San Diego, Calif., will be used for the integration and testing of the Airborne & Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS), a secure Internet-Protocol network that will provide real-time, non line-of-sight communications for warfighters in all services within the Department of Defense.
"Lockheed Martin opening this testing facility is a visible demonstration of our commitment to our customer and to the success of the AMF JTRS program," said Mark Norris, Vice President for Lockheed Martin's Joint Tactical Network Solutions. "We will leverage this facility to ensure that the AMF JTRS equipment is fully compliant with all JTRS operational requirements."
The Systems Integration Facility will serve as a testing ground for several configurations of the AMF JTRS Small Airborne and Maritime Fixed Station form factors (radios). The team will use unique tool sets at the facility to verify key requirements associated with a variety of communications systems, both AMF JTRS and legacy radios. Working in conjunction with the customer, Lockheed Martin's integration and test team will verify various system-level requirements, including key performance parameters, which will be used for assessment as the team proceeds towards Milestone C, the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) decision point.
The Lockheed Martin team includes BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.