Tactical broadband military communications network that uses commercial smartphones introduced by Lockheed Martin

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., 11 Aug. 2010. Military communications specialists at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Information Systems and Global Solutions-Defense segment in Valley Forge, Pa., are introducing the MONAX brand battlefield cellular telephone system. MONAX combines commercially available smartphone devices with a private military cell phone network that enables fighting forces in the field to communicate via commercial cell phone voice and data, as well as use smartphone applications during military operations.

Aug 11th, 2010
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VALLEY FORGE, Pa., 11 Aug. 2010.Military communications specialists at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Information Systems and Global Solutions-Defense segment in Valley Forge, Pa., are introducing the MONAX brand battlefield cellular telephone system.

MONAX combines commercial smartphone devices with a private military cell phone network that enables fighting forces in the field to communicate via commercial cell phone voice and data, as well as use smartphone applications during military operations.

MONAX -- a brand, not an acronym -- provides warfighters on the battlefield with persistent wireless broadband network connectivity on a secure portable network infrastructure. MONAX connects commercial smartphones to a ground or airborne 3G base station with the Lynx portable sleeve, which enables the warfighter to use one touch screen device for communications and situational awareness. The network uses a secure RF link, protected through exportable encryption for joint and coalition operations.

Lockheed Martin also offers a set of MONAX smartphone applications for mission reporting, situational awareness, command and control, facial recognition for checkpoints, cyber security situational awareness and protection, and enterprise intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data access.

The MONAX products are available on the General Services Administration schedule purchasing vehicle and directly from Lockheed Martin. For more information contact Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions online at www.lockheedmartin.com/isgs.

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