LOCKHEED MARTIN UK IS&S LTD - PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
1 Company Overview
Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems & Solution Ltd (LM UK IS&S Ltd) is a consultancy
company, based in the UK, dedicated to excellence in providing impartial systems, technology
and management consultancy to public and private sector clients world-wide.
Founded in 1987, LM UK IS&S Ltd has a permanent staff of around 180 and an annual
turnover in excess of €30M, of which 62% is represented by exports; 60% of our business is
within the defence sector. The company was acquired by the Lockheed Martin Corporation in
February 2005 and now operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin UK
The LM UK IS&S Ltd Head Office is located in Farnham, Surrey with other offices throughout
the UK. We have an established office in Germany and a subsidiary company in Canberra,
2 Client Base
NATO including NC3A, NATO HQ, NACMA and NAPMA.
UK Ministry of Defence including Directors of Equipment Capability at the DPA
Scientific and Technical Laboratories (Dstl).
US Department of Defence and all the US single services.
The defence ministries of; Australia, Italy, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Oman,
the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
2.2 Central and Local Government within the UK
Department for Transport.
The Meteorological Office.
Emergency Services such as; Fire Service Inspectorate, Fire and Rescue Services, Police
Forces and the National Health Service (NHS).
2.3 International Aerospace Companies
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2.4 Commercial Sector
2.4.1 Air Traffic Management agencies in UK and Europe, including:
Central European Air Traffic Services (CEATS),
UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS).
3 Relevant Company Expertise
3.1 Overview of Principle Business Activities
3.1.1 LM UK IS&S LTD principle business activities comprise:
Programme Management and Acquisition Support
Defence Concepts and Capabilities
Defence Capability Integration
Training and Exercising
IT and Software
Air Traffic Management and Airport Systems
3.2 Technical Capability in Defence
3.2.1 Programme Management.
We have a demonstrable track record of supporting our customers in the areas of:
Formal Programme Approvals,
Capability and Requirements Management,
Prince 2 Project Management,.
Through Life Management
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Business and Technical Strategy,
System-of-Systems Performance Measurement,
Functional Safety Requirements,
Security Policy Documentation (SPD)
3.2.2 Systems Engineering. OMEGA® Services is the unique Lockheed Martin branding of
Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) capabilities; delivered by qualified engineers,
with extensive domain experience in Defence, Intelligence and Air Traffic Management,
using internationally recognised and CMMI accredited processes, supported by best in class
commercial applications and proprietary toolsets.
The OMEGA Services comprise four key components; Value Engineering, Architecture
Engineering, Performance Engineering and Enterprise Integration. These services are
designed to transform customer needs from identified goals and objectives, through
prioritised capabilities, to realistic solution concepts in a pragmatic manner. The OMEGA
Services are offered as a framework of SE&I capabilities that can be tailored to meet the
exclusive needs of each customer.
The four services are fully scaleable ranging from a ‘Light’ approach optimised to provide
rapid answers to specific problems, to a more deliberate SE&I methodology optimised to
support larger programmes. Lockheed Martin makes full use of the OMEGA Services to
underpin the development of innovative strategies and concept solutions as part of dynamic
experimentation in the Swift Laboratory at Farnborough.
The OMEGA Services deliver considerable benefit to customers allowing solution
alternatives to be measured and assessed, with full traceability back to the prioritized goals
and objectives set by the stakeholders. This provides quantifiable evidence to support
decision making, and reduces programme risk.
The Value Engineering Service. This is one of the key differentiating OMEGA Services.
This structured, facilitated process involves creating a ‘Value Model’, based on government
directives, domain priorities, doctrine, future concepts and uses stakeholder prioritized
goals, objectives and capabilities. By setting measures for these elements, alternative
solutions can be objectively assessed, leading to the selection of an optimal solution.
The Architecture Engineering Service. This builds on the output of Value Engineering to
develop a focussed architecture, which will identify any gaps in the current capability
baseline. Subsequent ‘to-be’ or ‘target’ architectures can be developed offering several
system-of-system solution alternatives. These architectures can range from simple ‘Light’
capability architectures to more complex ‘Full’ system of system architectures, which can be
built using established blueprints such as MODAF, DODAF and NAF. This allows the
Enterprise Capability to be represented from different stakeholder perspectives; Strategic
Viewpoint (Goals, supporting Objectives and enabling Capabilities), Operational Viewpoint
(Operational Nodes, Organisation, Business Process and Information Flow), System
Viewpoint (System Interfaces, Applications, Web Services, Communications and Data
Exchange) Technical Viewpoint (Standards and Protocols) and Acquisition Viewpoint
(Programme Scheduling, Programme Dependencies and Technical Performance).
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The architecture is derived from, and linked to, relevant concept documents and developed
in context using scenarios, vignettes and mission threads to provide capability focus. The
architecture identifies and maps, when appropriate, to new and existing User Requirements,
supporting System Requirement decomposition and capability option development. These
options are assessed using Performance, Cost, Risk and Schedule metrics with the results
presented in dynamic Management Dashboards, tailored to suit customer needs. Defence
Lines of Development can also be assessed and represented within the Integrated
Architecture views. The architecture also supports SOA development, facilitating the
identification and design of Web Services, which can be modelled and orchestrated within
the structure and context of the architecture.
The architecture provides critical evidence to support Initial Gate and Main Gate business
cases during the CADMID cycle as well as providing key products for the Capability
Roadmap. The static capability views can be extended and developed into dynamic
Executable Architectures, including behaviour models and simulations, which underpin
experimentation and rapid prototyping interaction with the User.
Performance Engineering Service. This uses the static output of Architectural Engineering
and evaluates the performance aspects of the architectural alternatives. These alternatives
can be assessed using a range of different, but complimentary techniques such as; detailed
interoperability assessments using the iSMART process, executable or ‘behaviour’ models,
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) orchestration, dynamic real-world simulations and
formal experiments of new technologies and capability prototypes.
The benefits of the iSMART process are as follows:
Provides a detailed understanding of the system-of-systems through business process
Establishes traceable requirements for interoperability, from the highest levels of
business policy through all levels of requirement documentation to system
Provides an interoperability focus on the acquisition of capability, the integration of
new platforms and systems into the system-of-systems and the testing of
Uses international standards to deliver the highest possible level of interoperability and
provide feedback to support their continuous improvement.
Identifies all deviations from standards or systems specifications through the review of
implementation specifications, monitoring of all testing and evaluating feedback from
operational use of the systems.
Can be applied to legacy systems to understand their current capability within a system-
of-systems and inform upgrades or future acquisition.
iSMART has been adopted by the USAF and USN and is used wholly or in part by
many other NATO and Non-NATO countries.
Enterprise Integration Service. This service assesses the solution alternatives for cost, risk
and schedule within the constraints of the programme and documents any proposed
implementations. These assessments are linked back to the Value Model, where trade space
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decisions can be made in order to ensure stakeholders get the maximum benefit from the
selected solution. The planned implementation can be represented in a Capability Roadmap,
providing a holistic view of the planned capability delivery over time, using inputs from the
Value Engineering, Architecture and Performance services.
Key stakeholders require ever clearer presentation of management and systems information
in a consolidated form so they can better manage capability development. To meet this need,
OMEGA Services information can be presented to decision makers in a scaleable manner,
from desktop visualisation to a more central programme based ‘Control-Room’ where they
are surrounded by the critical information on the programme.
3.2.3 Experimentation. Swift is a Lockheed Martin corporately funded state-of-the-art
Laboratory situated at the Farnborough Aerospace Centre. This experimentation facility
supports the rapid development and prototyping of solutions to complex problems facing
Defence and Non-Defence customers. Swift allows customers to work with system
engineers in a collaborative environment, to develop solution concepts in response to new
threats and operational challenges within the constraints of Network Enabled Capabilities.
The laboratory enables software simulation and technology insertion, which accelerates
prototyping and reduces risk. Using the OMEGA® SoSE approach in conjunction with a
rigorous experimentation methodology, Swift provides a world-class environment to
develop transformational capabilities such as Multi-Intelligence Information Fusion,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Mission Management, Situational Awareness and
Swift is fully re-configurable allowing users to set-up ‘operational nodes’ as organisational
elements such as, an Intelligence cell in an HQ, a Ground Control Station for a UAV and a
Forward Recce Team, with each node capable of running in-service and candidate
applications integrated together on workstations with simulated communications operating
with realistic bandwidth and security constraints.
3.2.4 Network Interoperability Consultancy. LM UK IS&S Ltd consultants have extensive and
detailed knowledge and are intimately involved in the development and maintenance of
NATO and Joint US/UK National TDL standards. These standards form the basis for similar
standards being used by other nations such as Australia and Italy, and by NATO
organisations such as NACMA for NATO’s Air Command and Control System and
NAPMA for the NATO E-3 force. LM UK IS&S Ltd is now actively involved in advising
and assisting many of these nations and organisations.
3.2.5 Platform Integration Consultancy. LM UK IS&S Ltd has an international reputation for
providing technical, operational and programmatic support to public and private sector
clients who are integrating voice and data communication systems into military platforms in
the air, on land and at sea.
LM UK IS&S Ltd is a key member of numerous communication integration programmes for
the UK MOD and many foreign Defence Ministries, either directly, or through participation
with international companies. Our support ranges from requirements capture for host
systems, data link processing sub-systems or data terminal equipment, terminal-host
interfaces, Human Computer Interfaces and various peripheral equipment, to the
development of software requirement specifications and test procedures, scenarios and data
analysis. We often act as the ‘Customer’s Friend’ and support the whole acquisition process.
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3.2.6 Software and Information Technology. LM UK IS&S Ltd offers the ability to develop
and deliver innovative and high quality software to a timescale and within a budget. Our
software engineers have considerable experience of developing applications across many
disparate domains. The engineering team is highly experienced in the use of many different
programming languages, technologies and databases and we have an enviable track record
in designing and developing web and wireless, desktop, client server, and n-tier applications.
The software team has knowledge and experience of all the well-known process life-cycles.
LM UK IS&S Ltd capability ranges from Rapid Application Development through to
enterprise scale systems development. Some customers prefer us to construct prototypes as
an aid to understanding and developing requirements. Others prefer a more traditional and
formal approach. In all cases we follow a strictly quality-controlled and configuration-
Our software development process encompasses the flexibility to encourage creativity and
innovation. Each stage of the process is supported by documented operating standards and
quality procedures. Our quality system, which is fully ISO9001 and TickIT accredited, is
regularly enhanced in the spirit of continual improvement.
3.2.7 Training. LM UK IS&S Ltd has been providing JTIDS(MIDS)/Link 16 training courses
since early 1992 and now offers a variety of other Tactical Data Link courses addressing
Link 11, Link 22, Battlefield Data Links, Multi-Link Operation, Network Design &
Management, Through Life Interoperability Planning (TULIP) and Electronic Warfare. The
courses have been delivered to programme managers, operators, trainers and trials personnel
together with technical and marketing personnel from UK and overseas companies. The
courses provide a thorough introduction to the relevant subject matter and have often been
commended for their approach.
LM UK IS&S Ltd runs regular courses on which individual places can be booked. Other
customers require bespoke courses, which concentrate on their particular area of interest.
Bespoke courses have been provided for numerous European and international defence
companies and military Services. Direct NATO customers, include:
The NATO AEW Programme Management Agency (NAPMA)
The NATO EF 2000 and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA)
The NATO Air Command and Control System Management Agency (NACMA)
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