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Locheed Martin UK bags Ministry of Defence FDG Project

Hampshire, UK: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded Lockheed Martin UK Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) and its industry team, Team SOCRATES, a contract to deliver the Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence (FDG) Project – part of the overall PICASSO programme. 
Team SOCRATES consists of UK companies, including small and medium enterprises, with Lockheed Martin UK IS&GS, as prime, Actica Consulting Ltd, KNK, Marshall Specialist Vehicles, Polaris Consulting Ltd, Safety Assurance Services and SciSYS.
FDG will deliver a data centric, geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) management, discovery, dissemination and exploitation capability that addresses the deployable requirements of the Intelligence Collection Group (ICG), including the provision of mobile and manoeuvrable working environments at the tactical level.
A spokesperson for the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) ImaGE Delivery Team commented: “Future Deployable GEOINT (FDG) is a vital project that will provide the MOD with improved and enhanced tactical GEOINT capabilities. It is very good news that we are now on contract, and we look forward to it being delivered in 2013.”
Source: aerospace.firetrench.com