Lockheed Martin awarded with a contract of $320M by U.S. Missile Defense Agency to evolve foundation of Ballistic Missile Protection

Lockheed Martin awarded with a contract of $320M by U.S. Missile Defense Agency to evolve foundation of Ballistic Missile Protection

August 07, 2019

The Ballisstic Missile protection system operates collectively and continuously through a multi-domain system that connects traditionally autonomous sensors, satellites and weapon systems. Through a contract of$320 million, Lockheed Martin will continue to evolve this multi-domain system, the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system.

C2BMC is operational since 2004 to give commanders at strategic, regional and operational levels an integrated picture of potential or current threats across the globe. Through C2BMC, commanders can make coordinated decisions about the most effective way to engage ballistic missile threats at any range, in any phase of flight.

The team will use an agile development process to enhance C2BMC’s threat characterization, tracking and advanced threat warning capabilities through integration with both new and enhanced sensor capabilities. The team will also further harden the overall cybersecurity posture of the system.

The C2BMC team of Lockheed Martin includes a partnership of highly responsive industry leaders that includes Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and many small businesses with expertise in key areas. The new contract extends the team’s performance on C2BMC through December 2022.

The critical mission of missile defense requires a full view of incoming threats, actionable options for commanders and the ability to decisively and effectively respond,” said JD Hammond, vice president of C4ISR Systems at Lockheed Martin. “C2BMC continues to showcase the benefits of a layered, cross domain defense that can help protect the U.S. and allies from increasing security concerns around the world.”

The C2BMC systems are located at 36 locations across the world, including U.S. Strategic, Northern, European, Indo-Pacific and Central Commands. The system ties together elements of the MDA, Army, Navy and Air Force systems and sensors to provide a responsive and coherent global capability.

Source: Lockheed Martin

Author : Meha Prasad

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