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Lockheed Martin and ESRI enter strategic business relationship

Lockheed Martin has announced a strategic business relationship with ESRI, to jointly develop and market system solutions and services for defense, intelligence and homeland security. The arrangement will enable Lockheed Martin and ESRI to support key customer initiatives involving GIS with a special focus on geospatial- intelligence analysis and production, multi-intelligence data fusion and exploitation, and horizontal integration. Lockheed Martin is the first federal systems integrator in ESRI’s Authorized Systems Integrator Program.

The relationship enhances Lockheed Martin’s system integration work in the area of geospatial-intelligence systems and enables expansion of ESRI’s commercia off the shelf product line, integrating it with national defense, intelligence and public safety systems. This collaboration enhances support for geospatial database architecture development and integration, system architecture design, and customer needs assessments.

Under this relationship, Lockheed Martin will utilize their lab facilities to develop prototypes and demonstrate the integration of ESRI technology in support of customer missions. ESRI software is already a key component of existing GIS analyst software suites that allow analysts to collect, integrate, visualize and analyze geospatial data, including commercial imagery and standard government cartographic products. These suites provide intelligence to personnel in the field, including warfighters and first responders.