Lockheed Martin has secured an $18M prototype project agreement to develop an airborne pod system to aid the U.S. Army in cyber and electronic warfare missions.
The company said Tuesday it will design, build and test the technology for use with the "Air Large" element of the military branch's Multi-Function Electronic Warfare program.
The pod will employ Lockheed's Silent CROW open architecture designed to integrate with multiple ground or airborne platforms and to help soldiers counter adversarial electronic systems.
Consortium Management Group awarded the agreement under an other transaction agreement.
“We're prioritizing the Army's critical needs by partnering with them and investing in new technologies that are scalable and affordable," said Deon Viergutz, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Spectrum Convergence unit.
Lockheed will perform work under two 18-month phased orders. The company noted it aims to further develop Silent CROW's cyber and EW functions to help address the Department of Defense's emerging requirements.