UK: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (ADG) has won a contract modification for the delivery of additional shelters for the UK Army's geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) systems. Awarded by Lockheed Martin UK, the agreement provides additional field-deployable GEOINT (FDG) systems, such as a forward map distribution point (FMDP), tactical map distribution points (TMDP) and tactical information and geospatial analysis system (TIGAS).
Lockheed Martin UK leads the Team Socrates, which is under contract to supply GEOINT systems to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). “The contract follows the successful delivery and achievement of the initial operating capability (IOC), and confirms Team Socrates and the company's capability to build and integrate complex shelter systems. At the core of our solution for the team has been a common, modular design which can be easily expanded to meet future requirements,” said Steve Fitz-Gerald, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group Chief Executive. The FDG system is designed to provide UK soldiers with field deployable GEOINT exploitation and map production capabilities, which support strategic to tactical level missions. The system, which has been developed for the UK's joint force intelligence group (JFIG), enables commanders to dynamically and quickly brief and equip their frontline troops for operations through an up-to-date, customised and digital GEOINT.
Source: Army Technology