Lockheed Martin to develop cyber-warfare podded system for US army
Lockheed Martin is set to develop and test a cyber/electronic warfare podded system for the “Air Large” component of the US Army’s Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) family of systems programme.
The company has created an open architecture system called Silent CROW that can be easily configured for a variety of airborne and ground platforms, such as a wing-mounted pod for Group 4 unmanned aerial systems.
Silent CROW would enable US soldiers to disrupt, deny, degrade, deceive and destroy adversaries’ electronic systems through electronic support, electronic attack and cyber techniques.
“Lockheed Martin’s deep roots in cyberspace allow us to anticipate future threats while actively solving today’s most complex cyber problems,” said Deon Viergutz, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Spectrum Convergence. “We’re prioritising the Army’s critical needs by partnering with them and investing in new technologies that are scalable and affordable.”
Lockheed Martin was awarded a Prototype Project Agreement through an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with Consortium Management Group (CMG) on behalf of Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5) valued at $18 million.