Lockheed creates spectrum convergence segment

February 20, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Lockheed Martin late last year created a new market segment called spectrum convergence, according to the executive leading the venture.

The unit was created by splitting it out of the company's cyber business. Deon Viergutz told Inside Defense in an interview this week the new segment made sense, given the needs of the government.

The new group is "focused on delivering what I would call more of an integrated suite of cyber, electronic warfare and intelligence products and capabilities," Viergutz said. "Over the last several years, we've really heard an increased demand and need from our customers about the challenging electromagnetic battlespace."

He said the unit is focused on creating adaptable and affordable systems and particularly pointed to the need for open-systems architectures.

Viergutz declined to identify the total sales and headcount of the new organization, but a Lockheed spokeswoman said the cyber business that spectrum convergence was previously a part of had close to $1 billion in annual sales.