Lockheed Martin Delivers Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance System to U.S. Air Force

Pal­letized Shel­ter Con­fig­ured For C‑130J Sup­ports Sig­nals Intel­li­gence Collecting

Pal­letized Shel­ter Con­fig­ured For C‑130J
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DENVER, Decem­ber 7th, 2011 — An air­borne sig­nals intel­li­gence sys­tem con­fig­ured specif­i­cal­ly for the newest C‑130J air­craft has been deliv­ered to the U.S. Air Force by Lock­heed Mar­tin [NYSE: LMT]. The sys­tem, which is part of the Senior Scout pro­gram that enables C‑130 air­craft to be used for tac­ti­cal sig­nals intel­li­gence and recon­nais­sance, will under­go accep­tance test­ing in December.

Senior Scout is an intel­li­gence, sur­veil­lance and recon­nais­sance (ISR) sys­tem built into a trail­er-like con­tain­er that can be rolled on and off C‑130 air­craft. This ISR suite of equip­ment rapid­ly con­fig­ures stan­dard C‑130 air­craft for tac­ti­cal sig­nals intel­li­gence, pro­vid­ing capa­bil­i­ties that exploit, geo-locate and report com­mu­ni­ca­tions intel­li­gence and sig­nals of inter­est to air and ground com­po­nent commanders.

“We are hon­ored to con­tin­ue pro­vid­ing the Air Force with a mod­ern, capa­ble sig­nals intel­li­gence sys­tem,” said Jim Quinn, vice pres­i­dent of C4ISR Sys­tems for Lock­heed Mar­tin IS&GS-Defense. “The lat­est shel­ter con­fig­u­ra­tion advances the Senior Scout capa­bil­i­ty for the next gen­er­a­tion of C‑130J aircraft.”

In addi­tion to under­go­ing sys­tem upgrades, the lat­est Senior Scout shel­ter was enhanced to be struc­tural­ly com­pat­i­ble with the newest C‑130J air­craft. Sys­tem inter­faces were updat­ed, and the shel­ter was equipped with the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy enhance­ments and improve­ments for main­te­nance access. The shel­ter also defines the design that will be used to upgrade the three lega­cy shel­ters over the next 24 months to ensure the entire Senior Scout fleet is C‑130J compatible.

For more than 20 years Lock­heed Mar­tin has pro­vid­ed sys­tem devel­op­ment and oper­a­tional sup­port to the U.S. Air Force for roll-on pal­letized ISR mon­i­tor­ing shel­ters. The first Senior Scout sys­tem was field­ed and was used in Oper­a­tion Desert Storm in 1991.

Pal­letized shel­ters that can be rolled on and off car­go air­craft are an ele­ment of Lock­heed Martin’s Drag­on fam­i­ly of ISR con­fig­u­ra­tions. Drag­on Shield™ offers a flex­i­ble roll-on/roll-off mis­sion suite for cus­tomers who need a plat­form that can per­form mul­ti­ple mis­sions (air­lift and ISR). All con­fig­u­ra­tions with­in the DRAGON series incor­po­rate a mod­u­lar “plug and play” archi­tec­ture for the cost-effec­tive, rapid intro­duc­tion of new capa­bil­i­ties and sustainment.

Head­quar­tered in Bethes­da, MD., Lock­heed Mar­tin is a glob­al secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny that employs about 126,000 peo­ple world­wide and is prin­ci­pal­ly engaged in the research, design, devel­op­ment, man­u­fac­ture, inte­gra­tion, and sus­tain­ment of advanced tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems, prod­ucts, and ser­vices. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from con­tin­u­ing oper­a­tions were $45.8 billion.

Media Con­tact: Suzanne Smith, 303–932-5230, 303–229-4456; email, suzanne.m.smith@lmco.com

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