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Universal Communications Platform


Coordination is key – whether it’s in the midst of battle, when disaster strikes, or outwitting threats.

But when communications systems aren’t connecting, coordination between critical stakeholders can fall short – negatively impacting response time and mission execution.

That’s why Lockheed Martin’s experts created the Universal Communications Platform (UCP).  So warfighters, emergency responders, law enforcement, and counterterrorism experts can stay connected.  So they can protect and defend American interests at home and abroad. 

What is UCP?

The Universal Communications Platform is a system that integrates all types of fixed and mobile radio systems and enables interoperability with other communications and data-related systems.   It can transform any radio system into a fully IP-based network – facilitating monitoring, control and dispatch from any location with a network connection and a smart phone, laptop, PC, or PDA.

No matter the vendor, frequency or band, the UCP connects disparate communications systems and enables them to talk to each other.  That means groups like fire, police and municipal agencies can all communicate.  Different units in different service branches can connect during battle.  Large-scale industrial operations like mining, forestry and factory productions could also benefit.

UCP’s Advantages

  • Modularity:  Only use the minimum number of modules to provide the required device interfaces
  • Affordable: Use your existing equipment – the UCP can work with any type of radios or systems even while upgrading to state of the art, game-changing IP-based features.
  • Reliable: Because the UCP doesn’t rely on centralized servers to connect radios, radio sites and dispatch locations, there is no single point of failure.
  • Sophisticated: Enjoy a level of interoperability and functionality that goes well beyond what a typical gateway communications device provides.