Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new line of tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance satellites that could help warfighters pursue mobile targets at long ranges while operating in denied environments.
The tactical ISR satellites are based on the company’s LM 400 satellite bus, can connect with other battle management and warfighting platforms and can help field new capabilities on orbit in response to changing threats, Lockheed said Tuesday.
The new satellite line also offers on-board data processing, low-latency sensor tasking and protected communications capabilities to speed up the sensor-to-shooter timeline against moving targets.
Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said digital manufacturing and engineering are accelerating the company’s ability to deploy constellations in support of customers’ missions.
“Our LM 400 is a highly adaptable, mid-sized satellite and yet can be produced at scale in a rapid and cost-effective manner,” Ambrose added.
The company said the new tactical ISR satellites could help advance the Joint All Domain Command and Control by enabling soldiers to use space-based capabilities.
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