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Intel collaborates with Lockheed Martin to deliver 5G software and hardware solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense

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Intel collaborates with Lockheed Martin to deliver 5G software and hardware solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense
(Source: Intel)

Intel and Lockheed Martin have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow the US Department of Defense to take faster and more decisive actions by using innovative 5G software and hardware solutions.

“This collaboration between Intel and Lockheed Martin will help accelerate delivery of secure 5G.MIL solutions to achieve network effects for our customers that will enable prompt, data-driven decisions by military commanders across all operational domains,” said Dan Rice, vice president of 5G.MIL Programs at Lockheed Martin. “As security risks evolve and opportunities to leverage 5G emerge, staying ahead of the threat landscape is more critical than ever.”

Lockheed Martin’s 5G uses Intel’s proven 5G technology. The MIL Hybrid Base Station serves as a multi-network gateway allowing military personnel to communicate with current and new platforms such as satellites, aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles. Lockheed Martin also makes use of Intel’s superior processor technology and advancements on the network and at the edge to deliver cloud capabilities to tactical areas.

“Together, Intel and Lockheed Martin are utilizing the power of 5G to deliver greater connectivity, faster and more reliable networks, and new data capabilities to the DOD,” said Dan Rodriguez, corporate vice president at Intel. “This shows how cloud, network and edge technologies that are proven in enterprise implementations can also bring significant value to the tactical needs of modern defense systems.”

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In support of national security efforts, this collaboration ensures data-driven decision-making throughout the air, sea, land, space, and cyber domains.

The companies have previously collaborated to make substantial improvements in the secure, reliable, high-performance cloud and edge computing for the United States military and commercial customers. The collaboration between the organizations has already improved the security and reliability of communications from the enterprise cloud to field service workers.

Lockheed Martin and Intel demonstrated how hardened security and 5G. MIL capabilities in cloud computing will boost survivability capabilities for military troops in late 2021, using Lockheed Martin’s 5G-enabled ground vehicles.

Further work together on a relocatable 5G Hybrid Base Station prototype for Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations will be leveraged in the Open Systems Interoperable and Reconfigurable Infrastructure Solution (OSIRIS) for 5G network testbed infrastructure, which uses Intel technologies and is located at USMC Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California.

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The two companies have also collaborated on advanced semiconductor packaging applications for high-density electronics, which led to their partnership on the State-of-the-Art Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) prototype project, and they will continue to look for new prospects.

Lockheed Martin’s strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Intel are in line with its goal of developing 5G.MIL defense and deterrent technologies. These solutions enable Joint All Domain Operations and Joint All Domain Command and Control by connecting commercial technologies with future DOD capabilities.

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