21st Century Security Solutions Across All Domains
Lockheed Martin is delivering transformative capabilities to its domestic and international partners so that they can protect what matters most. The global security and aerospace company’s systems help enhance interoperability between the U.S. military, NATO and allied nations and foster innovation that supports critical missions today and into the future.
“Our near-peer adversaries have learned from three decades of U.S. military operations and evolved their military strategies to exploit the U.S. and its allies’ weaknesses—they’ve also made massive investments to rapidly close the technology gap, said Rita Flaherty, vice president of strategy and business development, at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
“To stay ahead of the evolving challenges of a more complex battlespace, our 21st Century Security vision relies on emerging technologies to make decisions with unrivaled speed.
With 21st Century Security is driving our path forward, we’re ensuring the U.S. and its allies leverage mission capable, interoperable, and agile technologies to enhance the deterrent effect of our national and allied defense enterprises,” continued Flaherty.
Lockheed Martin’s products enable successful, safe missions and its Missiles and Fire Control division has been the leading designer and manufacturer of systems that enable mission success
The company’s long-range, surface-to-surface precision strike solutions provide unmatched capability through systems such as the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), HIMARS, Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), Guided MLRS (GMLRS) and the Javelin Weapon System.
Lockheed Martin’s breadth of experience paired with investments in digital engineering technologies has allowed it to advance capabilities with next-generation technology like its Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) and Extended-Range GMLRS systems even faster – speeding them to the field.
In today’s complex defense environment there is no longer a place for single-focus solutions.
Lockheed Martin’s vision for the future is based on connected current and next-generation technologies to deter rapidly evolving threats across all domains – land, air, sea, cyber, and space. It has capabilities that are true multi-domain operations enablers, and its advanced network of defence technologies create an interoperable and resilient “network of platforms” that provides armed forces with a complete picture of the digital battlespace and empowers users to make smarter and faster decisions.
Need for Speed
Rapid advancements in technology have increased the speed of defense. Commanders must make decisions faster and need versatile, flexible options.
These solutions require a network of systems working together on the battlefield – converging assets across all domains, linking sensors with the best shooter and providing complementary options to joint force commanders.
As part of the company’s digital transformation roadmap, Lockheed Martin has effectively transformed its operations by incorporating advanced technologies and digital processes. they’re successfully implementing smart transformations to create a digital manufacturing centre of excellence as can be seen in it PrSM production line.
Through continuous improvements, Lockheed Martin is committed to providing the agility, delivery and value its customers need.
Strong military capabilities provide nations with the deterrent and defence they need in today’s increasingly complex landscape. Protecting troops, civilians and infrastructure requires the world’s most advanced capabilities. A number of Lockheed Martin’s capabilities are being utilised across the U.S., NATO and allied nations for defence and deterrence needs.
HIMARS & M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS)
- More than 18 nations field M270 and HIMARS to include the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, France, Norway, Poland, Romania and Italy.
- Technically advanced, affordable and sustainable, HIMARS and the M270A2 are interoperable with the latest precision munitions that range 15 to 499+ km.
- Joint and coalition commanders can rapidly position HIMARS using C-130 aircraft, or M270 using C-17 or larger aircraft, immediately expanding the battle space for strategic targeting.
- HIMARS and M270 can augment offensive counter air operations with precision fires capable of engaging point and area targets in support all domain operations.
- Shoot and scoot capability and rapid reloading enhance survivability in high threat environments.
Precision Strike Missile
- PrSM is a surface-to-surface, all-weather, precision-strike guided missile, fired from HIMARS and M270.
- The next-generation munition is designed to neutralize and address threat air defense systems, missile launchers, command and control (C2) nodes and threats with precision at ranges of more than 400+ kilometers.
- Future increments with increased capability will provide even greater flexibility to commanders.
- The Extended-Range GMLRS is another next-generation munition that increases capability and flexibility of the current GMLRS improving battlespace coverage.
- ER GMLRS will reach 150 km and deliver the same responsiveness and accuracy commanders have come to expect from GMLRS.
- ER GMLRS offers the same choice of munitions, designed to address point or area targets, at longer distances which improve options to support Multi-Domain Operations
- Developed and produced by the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture, Javelin is in-service with the U.S. military, as well as with 22 allied countries including Ukraine and Lithuania. NATO operators include the United States, Estonia, France, Germany, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom.
- Javelin is a versatile, one-man-portable and platform-employed anti-tank and multi-target precision weapon system.
- Javelin defeats all known and projected armor on the battlefield, to include main battle tanks and softer targets, and employs fire-and-forget missile guidance technology over its entire engagement envelope of 65 meters to 4 kilometers, affording the highest level of survivability to the user.
Rita Flaherty is the vice president of strategy and business development at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.