Business

July 9, 2012

Lockheed Martin delivers ground support stations To Finnish Air Force

The initial ground shelter for a vigilant “Dragon Shield” has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin.

The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that Lockheed Martin is modifying to accommodate an advanced surveillance system for the Finnish Air Command.

“Lockheed Martin is honored to work with the Finnish Air Force,” said Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense. “Working with our industry team and the exceptional support of the Finnish Air Force will ensure that Finland has a highly capable system that will meet its needs for many years to come.”

Lockheed Martin has completed initial integration, including preliminary functional checks and calibrations, on the ground elements of the system for the Finnish Air Command. These ground components are completing final acceptance for delivery to customer locations. A key attribute of this system is an open and modular architecture that will allow the system to be easily upgraded and readily reconfigured to support evolving customer mission needs. This innovative technology road mapping process ensures customers have an up-to-date system throughout the life cycle of the aircraft.

The Finnish system includes a CASA C-295 aircraft that Lockheed Martin is modifying to accommodate a version of its Dragon Shield roll-on/roll-off mission suite, as well as the associated ground shelters and terminals. Work continues on the aircraft modification, and integration of the airborne mission payload is targeted for late 2012. After delivery of the aircraft and payload, the team will begin flight testing and full system integration and test activities.

Lockheed Martin’s team includes Patria Oy, Rockwell Collins, Adam Works, DRS Technologies, Applied Signal Technology and L3 Communications. In addition to this core team, Lockheed Martin is working closely with Finnish industry to maximize industry participation ensuring national autonomy to maintain the payload as well as advance in-country technical capabilities.

Palletized systems that can be rolled on and off aircraft are offered as a Dragon Shield option in Lockheed Martin’s Dragon family of configurations. These six innovative airborne and ground system configurations offer customers a unique approach to match sensor requirements to their budget and airframe needs. The Dragon Shield roll-on/roll-off mission suite is ideal for customers who need an aircraft that can perform multiple operational missions, such as airlift and reconnaissance.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
boeing-chinook

Boeing delivers first U.S. Army multiyear II configured Chinook

Boeing July 29 delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Penn. â...
 
 
Army photograph by SSgt. Angela Stafford

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Army photograph Tracer rounds enable the shooter to follow the projectile trajectory to make aiming corrections. However, the light emitted by these rounds also gives away the position of the shooter. Engineers at Picatinny Ars...
 
 

General Dynamics to continue work on U.S. Air Force GPS III program

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element for space vehicles seven and eight. The Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position, navigation and timing...
 

 

Javelin joint venture demonstrates vehicle-mounted missile launch

The Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. The test demonstrated Javelin’s vehicle-launch capability to an international customer that has expressed interest in purchasing vehicles integrated with Javelin. The Javelin missile launched successfully...
 
 

Royal Australian Air Force scores direct hit with JSOW C

The Royal Australian Air Force has successfully tested a Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon C against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range. Launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet at an operationally representative stand-off range and altitude of 25,000 feet, the JSOW C scored a direct hit. The RAAF test marked the third...
 
 

Boeing to assemble 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

Boeing announced July 30 that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>