How Laser Weapons are Changing the Defense Equation

Directed Energy and Laser Weapon Systems Offer Power and Flexibility in an Age of Tech-driven Warfare. In 2017, a U.S. military ally detected an unusual threat: a small quadcopter drone—the kind anyone can buy online for $200—was approaching. A $3 million Patriot missile was fired to take it down, eliminating the threat, but at a disproportionate cost. The incident highlights an issue armed forces worldwide face today: What is the best defense against a new generation of weapons? With rapidly changing technology, warfare is evolving along similar lines around the…

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CSC Radar Designated AN/SPY-7(V)1

November 14, 2019 – The world’s latest generation solid-state radar technology, formerly known as Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Solid State Radar (LM SSR), has been designated as AN/SPY-7(V)1 by the United States government. The designation of AN/SPY-7(V)1 is a direct reflection of the maturity and capability of Lockheed Martin’s solid-state radar technology. The Japanese Ministry of Defense selected AN/SPY-7(V)1 for two planned Aegis Ashore installations in 2018. Additionally, variants of AN/SPY-7(V)1 will be used by the Royal Canadian Navy for the Canadian Surface Combatant program and the Spanish Navy for…

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CSC Home Team Celebrates Canadian Industry Success

February 8, 2019 – Canadian technology, experience and infrastructure proved a winning combination for Canada’s new fleet of surface combatants, as Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics partnered as Canada’s Combat Ship Team to offer the Royal Canadian Navy the most advanced and modern warship design, the Type 26 Global…

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Combat Management System CMS 330

Lockheed Martin Canada’s Combat Management System – CMS 330 – is a derivative of a Lockheed Martin Canada legacy product that was originally developed in Canada in the 1980’s for the original build of the Royal Canadian Navy’s HALIFAX Class ships. CMS 330 was developed as a result of 25+ years’ experience and knowledge of Canadian and NATO naval operations. Key aspects of the system include: The system was designed as a modern, affordable solution for mid-life upgrades in the international market. It has an open architecture design which adapts…

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Cambridge Pixel Supplies Radar Acquisition and Display Technology to Lockheed Martin Canada

Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems, is supplying its radar acquisition and display technology to Lockheed Martin Canada for integration with its innovative naval Combat Management System 330 . The Cambridge Pixel scan converter runs in each display console to convert the polar-format network video into a PPI or B-Scan representation for display to the operator. The radar image must be scaled and adjusted to match the view being requested by the operator. The radar image can then be combined with the map graphics, such…

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Lockheed Martin Canada Awarded Extension to its Contract for In-Service Support for Halifax Class Frigates

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded a three-year extension to its In-Service Support contract for the Royal Canadian Navy’s 12 Halifax Class Frigates. “We are pleased by the vote of confidence from our Royal Canadian Navy customer to continue this existing relationship,” said Gary Fudge, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary Mission Systems. As part of our Combat System Integrator portfolio, Lockheed Martin Canada has established a world class in-service support team which is also being recognized by our international customers.” The Lockheed Martin Canada In-Service…

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Lockheed Martin’s Calgary Facility Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software that Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types Anywhere on Earth

Lockheed Martin software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconaisance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Today, Lockheed Martin is launching VCSi, a new vehicle control software, as the culmination of more than two decades of experience and 1.5 million hours of operational use. Lockheed Martin will unveil VCSi – commercial software that enables operators to simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles and conduct information, surveillance and reconaissance missions – during the Unmanned Systems Exhibition…

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Civil Sikorsky S-92® Featured in New Science Channel Series “Mega Machines”

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a civil aircraft Canada is trying to make into a shipborne ASW helicopter, takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.” This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features Cougar Helicopters Inc., which exclusively operates S-92 helicopters and performs search and rescue and worker transport missions to oil rigs off the Canadian coast. “With a fleet of nine S-92 helicopters,…

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Navantia team submits proposal for CSC

Navantia team has announced the submission of its proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program. “We are pleased to announce that Navantia-led team has submitted its tender response for the Canadian Surface Combatant program, with Saab Australia as the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA Technologies providing key elements of the proposed solution. With a strong heritage in designing and building frigates and destroyers and proven technology transfer in global programs, the Navantia team offers a compliant solution with the best capability for the Royal Canadian Navy and the…

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QinetiQ emulates drone threat for Royal Canadian Navy

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones. The live demonstration was carried out in early November 2017 from a Halifax-class frigate under the C$8.5M Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and Engineering contract, awarded to QTS in 2015. QTS flew its Snyper multi-rotor target alongside Lockheed Martin’s Indago quadcopter using QinetiQ’s Universal Target Control Station (UTCS), which facilitates the operation of multiple unmanned systems from a single command centre. The RCN…

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