Air Force C2 Constellation Contract to Lockheed Martin Team
The U.S. Air Force awarded an industry team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $3 million contract to develop the architecture for the next- generation Command and Control (C2) Constellation, the Air Force’s global network of C2 and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems and platforms. Other team members are Boeing [NYSE: BA], Raytheon [NYSE: RTN], IBM [NYSE: IBM], and L3 Communications [NYSE: LLL].
Under the contract with potential to extend three years at a value of $50 million, the team will work with the Air Force to determine the common standards and business rules governing how an array of C2ISR systems exchange information to create an integrated network of land-, air-, sea- and space-based sensors. The top-level architecture will serve as the constellation hub, and will enable existing and future systems to “plug in” and automatically share information with the entire network, creating interoperability and information superiority for the multi-force military initiatives.