Intel’s 5G solutions are integrated into Lockheed Martin’s 5G.MIL Hybrid Base Station, which acts as a multi-network gateway for ubiquitous communications between military personnel and current and emerging platforms such as satellites, aircraft, ships and land vehicles.
Lockheed Martin and Intel Corporation are collaborating on 5G-enabled solutions to enable faster action for 21st century security. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed late last year expands the ongoing strategic relationship between the two companies to align 5G-enabled hardware and software solutions for the Department of Defense (DOD).
“This collaboration between Intel and Lockheed Martin will help accelerate the delivery of secure 5G.MIL solutions to achieve network effects for our customers that will enable military commanders to make rapid data-driven decisions 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, it’s more critical than ever to stay ahead of the threat landscape.”
Intel’s 5G solutions are integrated into Lockheed Martin’s 5G.MIL Hybrid Base Station, which acts as a multi-network gateway for ubiquitous communications between military personnel and current and emerging platforms such as satellites, aircraft, ships and land vehicles. Additionally, Lockheed Martin leverages Intel’s advanced processor technologies and innovations on the network as well as the edge, to bring cloud capabilities to areas where tactical needs are needed. This ensures data-driven decision making on the other side air, sea, land, space and cyber domains in support of national security efforts.
“Together, Intel and Lockheed Martin are harnessing the power of 5G to deliver greater connectivity, faster, more reliable networks, and new data capabilities to DOD,” said Dan Rodriguez, vice president of Intel. “It shows how proven cloud, network and edge technologies in enterprise implementations can also bring significant value to the tactical needs of modern defense systems.”
The companies have worked together for a decade and have previously collaborated to provide US military and commercial customers with significant advancements in secure, reliable, high-performance cloud and edge computing. Enterprise collaboration has already been successful in improving the security and resilience of communications between the enterprise cloud and field service members. In late 2021, Lockheed Martin and Intel, using Lockheed Martin’s 5G-enabled ground vehicles, demonstrated how security and 5G.MIL capabilities in cloud computing can improve the survivability of military personnel. Continued collaboration on a relocatable 5G hybrid base station prototype for expeditionary advanced base operations will be leveraged in the Open Systems Interoperable and Reconfigurable Infrastructure (OSIRIS) Solution for Network Testbed Infrastructure 5G, which uses Intel technologies and is located at USMC Pendleton Base Camp in Oceanside, California.
The two companies have also worked together on advanced semiconductor packaging applications for high-density electronics, leading to collaboration on the state-of-the-art heterogeneous integrated packaging (SHIP) prototype project. technology and will continue to explore additional opportunities.
Lockheed Martin’s strategic collaborations with companies like Intel align with its vision to create 5G.MIL defense and deterrence solutions. These solutions connect commercial technologies to future DOD capabilities that enable joint cross-domain operations and joint cross-domain command and control.