Air Force buys new tools for intelligence workstations
DCGS upgrades will ease transfer of data between different operating systems
- By William Welsh
- Sep 01, 2010
Lockheed Martin Corp. will upgrade workstations for the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System under a $4.4 million task order.
Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will upgrade 200 DCGS Common Work Stations so that analysts can use both Unix and Windows-based software applications simultaneously from a single work station, company officials said today. The upgrade will allow data to be transferred easily between two completely different operating systems.
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In addition, the company also will continue to support the Air Force in fielding and integrating high-definition, full-motion video capabilities into DCGS sites located around the globe. The latest, high-definition workstations are equipped with a four-panel array of color LCD monitors that enable analysts to simultaneously view and act on multiple, full-motion video feeds.
DCGS collects and processes vast amounts of intelligence and imagery from manned and unmanned reconnaissance sources.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.