Monday, August 31, 2009
Lockheed Martin Test Bed Gets FAA OK
An intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) test bed from Lockheed Martin received an Experimental Air Worthiness Certificate from FAA. The company said its Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory (AML), which is a reconfigured Gulfstream III business jet, will be used for the development of new sensors and processing capabilities for Lockheed Martin and its customers. “We’ve designed the AML so that we can easily test a myriad of sensors to advance the science and art of correlating diverse types of intelligence – with the goal of rapidly providing high-quality data,” said Jim Quinn, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services-Defense’s vice president of C4ISR Systems. Features on the aircraft include computing capability that supports most commercial operating systems, a radome on the belly of the aircraft with ample volume for a range of sensors and four workstations.