Tactical Communications

On the Battlefield, a Communications Link is a Lifeline

On the battlefield, a communications link is a lifeline - a vital connection to comrades & commanders. Whether you are signing on to your radio or logging on to a laptop, you need a network that works - the first time, every time.

Lockheed Martin understands the communications needs of the net-centric warfighter. Reliability is perhaps the most important feature of any communications systems.
New systems like the Army's Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) will use a layered, managed network architecture to deliver connectivity as trusted as a dial tone. If the line-of-sight connection is obstructed, WIN-T will automatically switch to airborne nodes. If those systems are unavailable, the network will instantly switch to a satellite link. Because the network is self-managed, the warfighter does not need to worry about which node he is currently working, the system does all the work for him.

Flexible, Open Architectures
Interoperability is a major challenge for net-centric communications. We focus on flexible, open architectures that connect airborne, naval and ground-based networks. These networks embrace new hardware and software - if a new hand-held computer is introduced, the network adapts to connect with the new device, just as it will for antennas, routers and satellites.

Trusted Security at All Levels
To accurately respond to threats, users need access to intelligence from a variety of sources, with varying levels of classification. Our technologies expand the capabilities of secure intelligence sharing. At every layer of the network, the latest security and information assurance technologies keep data safe and trusted - while allowing access to authorized users.

A New Approach to Bandwidth
Lockheed Martin is helping to ensure that bandwidth is available to those who need it most. Our network management tools approach bandwidth as a warfighting resource. With our technology, communications officers will be able to shift bandwidth to wherever the need is greatest. These new systems will not only vastly increase the network pipeline; it will help the military manage available bandwidth much more efficiently. This will help tomorrow's networks become even more effective and responsive.