It's Human More. The future of autonomy isn't human-less.

The Future of Autonomy
Isn't Human-Less.

It's Human
More.

Technology is transforming how humans and machines work together. That’s why Lockheed Martin is investing in the development of optionally-manned and unmanned systems that serve as a capability multiplier. Because we recognize that the question isn’t just about who’s the best person for the job—it’s about what’s the best team for the mission.

Human-machine Collaboration: Teams Take Many Shapes

People are relying on machines to help them make better informed decisions, expand reach and access, and increase safety and productivity. This new era of human-machine collaboration depends on trust and understanding—allowing each component of the team to do what it does best.

Enabled by Advances in Autonomous Technologies

Lockheed Martin’s unmanned technologies enable our systems to go farther, operate longer and succeed in harsh or dangerous conditions. Within these systems are elements that make them smart – and ultimately help users make intelligent decisions.
Perception

Perception

Sense and identify environmental data
Processing

Processing

Compute and communicate data in real-time
Power

Power

Maintain uptime during critical missions
Planning

Planning

Working in sync with teams of humans and other systems

Artificial Intelligence

In an AI-enhanced future, humans will become better at everything; they’ll also become safer, less vulnerable to danger. That’s why Lockheed Martin continues to invest in and expand our AI and autonomy capabilities. AI adds value to almost all our products and systems, supporting both military and commercial customers.

AI-enabled autonomous systems are changing the way militaries operate and protect their forces, the way first responders fight fires, how researchers explore the far reaches of space and the ocean’s depths.

Meeting Challenging Missions

As our service customers evolve their unmanned missions, we’re increasing expeditionary capabilities, providing longer endurance and beyond-line-of-sight communications, offering a wider variety of payloads and increased payload capabilities, and focusing on survivability and reliability.

Air, Land and Sea Systems

Our portfolio of sophisticated unmanned systems are currently being used for a variety of lifesaving military and commercial applications, and the demand for these capabilities is growing. Click below to learn more.

Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies

Directed Energy

Directed Energy systems use highly-focused energy to disable targets with pinpoint accuracy. Our engineers are at the forefront of transforming high-power laser technology developed for factories into inventive and cost-effective defense capabilities for our customers.

Hypersonics

Going Mach 5, or over 60 miles per minute, creates a number of complex engineering and physics challenges which is why Lockheed Martin leverages expertise and technology from across the corporation to tackle these challenges with speed, agility and ingenuity. As one of the Department of Defense’s highest technical priorities, our scientists and engineers are developing game-changing hypersonic solutions.

Multi-Domain Operations

For more than a decade, we’ve worked alongside the Department of Defense to develop systems, mature critical technologies, and explore concepts of operations that will enable Multi-Domain Operations. We’re focused on connecting systems by ensuring every element is a collector, a sharer and a learner to move decision-quality data faster than ever before, allowing our military forces to create multiple, simultaneous, complex problems at a speed our adversaries cannot match.