Lockheed and Martin, getting a contract of $240M from Missile Defense Agency will ensure the BMDS remains ready for today’s evolving threats by continually assessing system configurations, engagement conditions and target phenomena.
“Testing the different elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System together is an extremely complicated process,” said JD Hammond, vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin. “MASC-F will enable the MDA to run ‘what-if’ scenarios before fielding new configurations to ensure the warfighter gets the most effective system possible.”
The support of additional products and tools along with critical data to assess the operational effectiveness and survivability of the BMDS and its elements will be provided by MASC-F. Through computer-based tools, modelling, algorithms and analysis techniques, MASC-F will enable the integration of real-world hardware and constructive models from each of the BMDS program elements into one system that accurately represents the performance of the fielded BMDS equipment. These will then be used to evaluate fielded and conceptual BMDS architectures against a variety of threats in realistic environments.
The team of Lockheed Martin will work with the MDA to enhance the foundational simulation framework of the system. The team will include subcontract teammates and these are Northrop Grumman, CohesionForce, Penta Research, Archarithms, M&M Technical Services Inc., Dynetics, PeopleTec, Corvid Technologies, and ISYS Technologies. The team will develop common interfaces to join digital and hardware-in-the-loop representations into one modular, scalable, reconfigurable system.
Lockheed Martin’s Huntsville, Alabama facility will work on the MASC-F program.
Source: Lockheed Martin