Lockheed Martin to Prototype New US Marine Corps 5G Communication System

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a prototype project agreement (PPA) for $ 19.3 million to build a 5G network infrastructure to test for expeditionary operations for the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Research and Research. Engineering (OUSD R&E) and the U.S. Marine Corps.

The test bench, known as the Open Systems Infrastructure Interaction and Reconfiguration Solution (OSIRIS), is a key initiative of Lockheed Martin 5G.MIL programs, which are designed to help its customers deploy, scale and integrate 5G technology quickly and affordably. operations on land, water, air, space and cyber.

“OSIRIS will serve as critical evidence of the capabilities of Lockheed Martin 5G.MIL,” says Deon Virgutz, vice president of Lockheed Martin Spectrum Convergence.

“We integrate the technical capabilities of 5G signals, software and hardware with higher bandwidth and lower data rates into our defense products to improve their performance for our fighters. We want to ensure that fighters working in conflicting and negative communication environments have sustainable access to data to carry out their missions anywhere in the world. ”

The OSIRIS program will help address the need for testing facilities that allow you to quickly experiment and prototype dual-use applications. The test site will identify areas for further compatibility between the 5G network and DOD platforms, which will enhance customer capabilities.

The infrastructure will also allow the connection of various custom devices, sensors, vehicles and endpoints that support 5G to explore the military capabilities of commercial 5G technology and pave the way for the introduction of new technologies from other OUSD investments while meeting cybersecurity requirements. This opportunity will further enable and promote the concept of joint operations in all domains of the Ministry of Defense.

Teams from Lockheed Martin along with subcontractors DISH Wireless, Intel Corporation, Radisys Corporation and Rampart Communications, Inc. create a 5G network infrastructure for U.S. Marine Corps-based tests in Camp Pendleton. The performance period will begin immediately and end in September 2024.

Recent Lockheed Martin agreements with Radisys, Verizon and Keysight Technologies are significant tools in developing new Defense Ministry combat concepts. Through collaboration with commercial companies and leveraging its industry expertise, Lockheed Martin 5G.MIL programs support the vision of Chairman, President and CEO Jim Tekle to achieve networking effects by integrating commercial technology into future Defense Department capabilities enabled by JADO and Joint All Domain Command and Control will meet the needs of our customers and partners in all operational domains.

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