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Lockheed Martin Introduces Multiple ISR Aircraft and Ground Configurations for Military and Non-Military Customers

MELBOURNE

Jim Quinn

In today’s complex environment, rarely can a single aircraft meet all customer needs. To help address this, the Dragon configurations extend the corporation’s comprehensive ISR expertise into a broad catalogue of single and multi-purpose integrated air and ground intelligence platforms. Lockheed Martin offers a flexible, customer-focused approach with solutions designed to integrate into existing customer ground and air architectures. Modern software and hardware designs provide cost-effective life cycle management.

Extensive simulation capabilities and the flexibility of the AML — demonstrated at the Avalon Air Show — allow Lockheed Martin to work cooperatively with customers to provide a quantitative-based analysis of mission and aircraft requirements that supports choosing the appropriate system. 

All configurations incorporate a modular "plug and play" architecture for the cost-effective, rapid introduction of new capabilities. Most options have wide and narrow band communication suites as well as dedicated ground processing systems with multi-level security options. Lockheed Martin’s Dragon configurations are:

  • Dragon Scout™ — Large business jet platforms with full range of ISR systems; ideal for customers with enduring requirements and large geographic areas of interest.
  • Dragon Shield™ — Roll-on/roll-off flexible sensor suite for customers who need a platform that can perform multiple missions (airlift and ISR).
  • Dragon Star™ — Medium size jet and turboprop platforms with a flexible suite of sensor systems.
  • Dragon Stare™ — Smaller platforms: jet, turboprop or podded system, with a flexible sensor suite and communication suite and optional tailored ground system. 
  • Dragon Den™ — ISR ground processing stations that range in size from a single desktop workstation to multiple workstations in transit cases to a shelter with associated communication suite.
  • Net Dragon — Contractor owned/contractor operated ISR service that can be used with all other Dragon configurations. Possible solution for those who need ISR products, but do not want to incur the cost of a complete system.

Bethesda, Md. $45.8 billion

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/aml

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

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