Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lockheed Martin Enhances Network Centric Warfare Capability

Lockheed Martin has provided the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) with a network centric warfare capability that allows system users to create a collaborative, real-time picture of critical events on their computers, then simultaneously share that view with others.

The new User-Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) provides the ability to "see" and better understand dynamic, global situations by interfacing with DoD systems that provide cyber, air, land, sea and space-based resource information.

Lockheed Martin said the new capability enables commanders to quickly establish a tailored operational picture on their respective workstations which can then be shared to better communicate complex situations. Before this capability was developed commanders had to view static pieces of information from various sources individually, in sequence. Operational views could not be shared in real-time.