Business

November 14, 2012

Lockheed Martin to continue vital role supporting U.S. air defense, missile warning, space defense missions

The Air Defense, Missile Warning, and Space Defense systems that support the missions of North American Aerospace Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Strategic Command will continue to be sustained by Lockheed Martin.

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide operations, maintenance, and sustainment of these missions under the Integrated Space Command and Control system. The contract consists of three one-year options, with a total potential value of $250 million.

Under the ISC2 contract, Lockheed Martin’s team modernized the Air Force’s air defense, missile warning, and space command and control information technology infrastructure, integrating and replacing more than 30 legacy stove-piped systems.

“Lockheed Martin is honored to sustain these critical missions,” said Cliff Spier, vice president of Command & Control Solutions for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense. “We’ll work with AFLCMC to ensure that ISC2 continues to provide commanders with synchronized C2 operations that improve strategic and tactical coordination among our forces.”

By integrating mission critical networks between U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense, ISC2 provides geographically disparate commanders the ability to monitor and assess multi-mission threats concurrently. Under the sustainment contract, Lockheed Martin will support the Space, Air Defense and Missile Warning missions, ensuring that information and data is seamlessly shared between those and other C2 systems. The Air Defense and Missile Warning missions are part of the Integrated Tactical Warning Attack Assessment mission, which provides warning to the President if North America is under attack. The Space mission system is used to catalog space objects and perform conjunction assessments to provide manned space flight safety and protect other key space assets.

Since 2000, Lockheed Martin has supported geographically diverse components of the ISC2 system worldwide. The system has personnel at Offutt Air Force Base, Nev., Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Wyo., and other locations.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
LM-facility

Lockheed Martin opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center in Moorestown, N.J., to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings tog...
 
 
raytheon-test

Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. –┬áRaytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station Chi...
 
 
kmax

K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, t...
 

 
boeing-787

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 tests innovations for more efficient air travel

The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation’s environmental performance through every phase of flight. The Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program accelerates t...
 
 

Northrop Grumman to upgrade U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps LITENING advanced targeting systems

Northrop Grumman has received an award of $116 million to upgrade AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems for the United States military. Under the terms of the existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Northrop Grumman will provide upgrades and spares to the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and Marine Corps. This award will bring...
 
 

GA-ASI advances sense, avoid capability with two new test flights

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Nov. 20 announced two key technological advances related to its ongoing Sense and Avoid system development efforts. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. In collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and Honeywell, GA-ASI tested a proof-of-conc...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>