Military Aerospace Technology Today is: Oct 10, 2007
Volume: 6  Issue: 1
Published: Feb 21, 2007

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LM Wins Army Contract

Company will provide unmanned systems support

By Rodney L. Pringle

Lockheed Martin announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army to develop and analyze concepts that will enhance the unmanned systems component of its Air Maneuver Battle Laboratory in Fort Rucker, Ala. LM will help the Army explore advanced concepts of teaming manned and unmanned aerial platform system capabilities on the digitized battlefield. The contract is valued at approximately $1 million. The Air Maneuver Battle Lab’s mission is to examine advanced concepts and technology through warfighting experimentation and technology demonstrations to assess if they enhance the commander’s ability to fight and win on the 21st-century battlefield. LM will support this mission through the development, analysis and virtual simulation of potential Army aviation modernization concepts, according to the company.

Features In this Issue of Military Aerospace Technology:

Space Defender
Interview with Gen. Kevin P. Chilton
Commander, Air Force Space Command Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Global Space Protector
Interview with General James E. Cartwright
Commander, United States Strategic Command Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
Protecting America’s Space Interests
View from the Hill
The contribution of space is critical to the United State’s strategic missile defense and intelligence community as well as homeland security, diplomacy and the economy. Emerging threats could challenge the nation’s space advantage.
A B-52 Standoff?
The cancellation of the Air Force’s B-52 standoff jammer leaves the Navy shouldering that electronic warfare mission. The Air Force says it is studying the alternatives, but opinions differ whether it will get back into the game.
A-10 Makeover On The Horizon
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, aka the Warthog, has long been admired for its effectiveness in achieving its mission of close air support of ground forces. A comprehensive upgrade package for the aircraft is expected to move it from the analog to digital age.
Blocking The Ballistic Threat
The Missile Defense Agency has developed a multifaceted strategy to accomplish its mission. Spiral development in two-year blocks allows the agency to refine program objectives as technology becomes available.
WMD Center Sparks Collaboration
The Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction at U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) has reached full operational capability. The USSTRATCOM WMD Center integrates and synchronizes efforts to combat global WMD proliferation.
Hypersonic Strike
The BGM-109 Tomahawk missile has served the Navy well, providing combat ships with the ability to strike targets on land or at seas from long ranges. The Navy is now seeking a missile with speeds up to 6 Mach to take out time-sensitive targets.

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