True Heading Bags Lockheed Martin Contract
True Heading, a leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) and telematics solutions, announced today they will fulfill a major order from the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin.
Building on a longstanding partnership, True Heading has been selected by Lockheed to supply the AIS RX PRO special receiver. Lockheed will use the receiver as part of its contract with the United States Navy to develop the BLQ-10 system. An electronic warfare support system for U.S. submarines, the BLQ-10 system provides automated intercept capability including: detection, classification, localization and identification of both radar and communications signals.
The AIS RX PRO is designed specifically with receiving capacity only. For navies, it is the best way to have the most secure means to see all AIS traffic transmitted within the available coverage area and can even intercept addressed messages between other AIS stations such as ships, aircraft and ground stations.
“It is truly an honor for True Heading to have been selected as the AIS manufacturer of choice for such a complex and cutting-edge project,” says Jens Johansson, CEO, True Heading. “We constantly strive to produce the highest quality products with the most features at a cost effective and competitive price. Nothing demonstrates that we have attained these attributes like being selected by the world’s largest navy.”