Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
Technology is transforming how humans and machines work together. That’s why Lockheed Martin is investing in the development of optionally-manned and unmanned systems that serve as a capability multiplier. Because we recognize that the question isn’t just about who’s the best person for the job—it’s about what’s the best team for the mission.
Human Machine Collaboration: Teams Take Many Shapes
People are relying on machines to help them make better informed decisions, expand reach and access, and increase safety and productivity. This new era of human-machine collaboration depends on trust and understanding—allowing each component of the team to do what it does best.
ENABLED BY ADVANCES IN AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGIES
Lockheed Martin’s unmanned technologies enable our systems to go farther, operate longer and succeed in harsh or dangerous conditions. Within these systems are elements that make them smart – and ultimately help users make intelligent decisions.
Sense and identify
Compute and communicate data in real-time
Maintain uptime during
Working in sync with teams of humans and other systems
Meeting Challenging Missions
As our service customers evolve their unmanned missions, we’re increasing expeditionary capabilities, providing longer endurance and beyond-line-of-sight communications, offering a wider variety of payloads and increased payload capabilities, and focusing on survivability and reliability.
Time is critical for first responders and firefighters, and unmanned systems can help to reduce both time and cost in scenarios like search and rescue, firefighting and disaster relief, where manned assets may be grounded, or roads unimproved.
As commercial use of unmanned systems becomes more reliable and safe, new uses for these systems will continue to proliferate, which will increase productivity, reduce operating costs, and increase safety for workers.
Air, Land and Sea Systems
Our portfolio of sophisticated unmanned systems are currently being used for a variety of lifesaving military and commercial applications, and the demand for these capabilities is growing. Click below to learn more.
The Men and Women Behind Unmanned
LOCKHEED MARTIN AT-SEA TESTING DEPARTMENT
Like most nine-to-fivers, when Renee Tallman gets ready for work, she pulls on clothes and heads to the office.
The big difference? Her clothes are actually a wetsuit, and her office isn’t a cubicle—it’s the Intercostal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean.
Tallman is a senior member of Lockheed Martin’s At-Sea Testing Department in Palm Beach, Florida. The five-person team supports offshore testing for autonomous underwater vehicles. In particular, the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle and the Marlin.
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Unmanned Systems in the News
The Latest Unmanned Drone is a Version of an Existing Manned One
The Economist, November 2017
The military’s quest for autonomous drones could also yield sky taxis
Engadget, September 2017
Sikorsky Making Strides with Autonomous Technology
Vertical magazine, May 2017
Lockheed Martin shows off tech toys as drone convention arrives in Dallas
Dallas Morning News, May 2017
Lockheed Martin’s Indago 3 UAS Supports Long-Range Secure ISR
Vertical magazine, May 2017
Lockheed Locking In First Fury UAV Customer
Aviation Week, April 2017
Lockheed Martin’s Hydra Fusion Tools is the Answer to Big Data for UAS
Unmanned Systems, April 2017
Self-Flying Firefighting Choppers Could Keep Humans out of Harm’s Way
Digital Trends, November 2016
Lockheed, Sikorsky Show Off Their Combined Unmanned Abilities
Aviation Week, November 2016