Lockheed Martin has just unveiled a new line of tactical military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance satellites. Positioned in the form of a constellation, they will be able to provide combatants with an accurate state of the battlefield, practically in real time.
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Apart fromatmosphere earthly, a silent war is underway. This war is that of satellites at military capacity. They now appear essential for States to ensure their superiority on the battlefield. Their mission is to observe precisely what is happening on land, at sea or in the sky, but not only. Organized in the form of constellation, they serve as the backbone of systems for synchronizing data from sensors different combat units on the ground, at sea or in the air. Among the players developing military satellites is defense and security giant Lockheed Martin. By way of Press release, the American manufacturer has just unveiled its new range of tactical satellites.
A combat accelerator
This new range of military satellites specializes in ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Recognition). The size of a refrigerator and weighing up to 1,500 kg, they are based on versatile satellites LM 400. They benefit from a software infrastructure making it possible to combine the various platforms and combat systems. All upstream data is processed directly on the satellite and sent back via direct links.
Flexibility that allows command centers to gain an accurate view of the battlefield and track enemy maneuvers in near real time. An asset that accelerates decision-making and neutralization of targets. These ISR satellites operate as a constellation. For the moment, the manufacturer does not indicate any figures on orders or the deployment of these satellites.
An example in the form of an Asat mission scenario (enemy anti-satellite). © Lokheed Martin
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