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Rob Smith: Lockheed Updates Military Communications Platform’s Data Processing Tool

Rob Smith: Lockheed Updates Military Communications Platform's Data Processing Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has updated the processor of its mobile communications platform offering that works to help military users transmit data across multiple networks.

The new version of Lockheed’s Whetstone system is built to help soldiers download, process and send terabytes of information when operating in a remote location, Lockheed said Wednesday.

Rob Smith, Lockheed IS&GS vice president of C4ISR systems, said the company designed the portable infrastructure to have a data processing capacity that is similar to that of larger network platforms.

According to the company, Whetstone works to facilitate satellite-based connectivity for small-unit mission teams or brigade combat groups.

Lockheed updated the network system to manage terabytes of satellite imagery, full motion feeds and command data.

Whetstone is built to integrate with tactical military vehicles that use enhanced position location reporting systems, line-of-sight communications platforms, or single channel ground and airborne radio systems.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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