Lockheed Martin partners with US Indo-Pacific Command in Multi-Domain Experiments

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 04:29:16 GMT
Space Daily

Bethesda MD (SPX) Jun 22, 2022 Lockheed Martin paired its DIAMONDShield battle management system...

Lockheed Martin paired its DIAMONDShield battle management system with four Virtualized Aegis Weapon System nodes deployed across hundreds of miles to successfully demonstrate multi-domain operations during a recent U.S. military exercise.

During the 12-day event in Guam and other locations in the Pacific, Lockheed Martin partnered with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to experiment with using artificial intelligence to enable rapid decision-making-in seconds or minutes compared to hours-at strategic, operational, and tactical levels of missions across air, land, sea and space.

"We recognize our customers' need to rapidly integrate emerging technologies into mission-focused solutions," said Joe Ferrara, Lockheed Martin's advanced concepts director supporting the exercise.

"Through experiments like Valiant Shield, we are learning collaboratively with our customers to advance Joint All Domain Operations, with the intent of delivering capability faster to the warfighter."

With 14 Lockheed Martin engineers in the field, the company introduced DIAMONDShield and VAWS into a series of offensive and defensive scenarios involving Lockheed Martin's High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement.

DIAMONDShield's artificial intelligence technology analyzed operational command and control data in real-time during dynamic fires, and provided commanders with decision aids to recommend assets to respond to incoming threats.

The command and control technologies, designed to augment legacy systems, synchronized people and platforms to give the right operator the right information at the right time.

"Real-time feedback from the operators that live this daily is invaluable," said Andrew Cook, Lockheed Martin's technical lead supporting Valiant Shield.

This is the fifth military exercise in which the company has partnered with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

With the additional experimentation at Valiant Shield 2022 and guided by our 21st Century Security vision to meet the warfighter's needs of the future, Lockheed Martin is helping to promote integration and interoperability among joint forces and advance our military's Joint All-Domain Operations goals.