Enabling 5G From Space
Lockheed Martin is operationalizing the technical capabilities of 5th generation (5G) waveforms, software and hardware to improve our defense products and their performance in support of our warfighters. The 5G mobile standard enables high bandwidth, low-latency data rates which are connecting smart cities, enabling autonomous vehicles and connecting devices at home and work. We are working to extend that to our warfighters operating in communications contested and denied environments, so they have access to data to perform their missions anywhere in the world.
History of Wireless Technology at Lockheed Martin
Over the last 40 years, Lockheed Martin has developed pivotal mobile technologies, starting with the first generation (1G) all the way through 5G.
Bringing 5G from Space to the Warfighter
In September 2020, the Space Development Agency awarded Lockheed Martin one of two contracts to develop Tranche 0 of its Transport Layer. According to Lockheed Martin CEO Jim Taiclet, “The award represents an important step toward building an interoperable connected and secure mesh network of satellites that links ground, sea and air capabilities to sensors in space.”
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