Lockheed Martin Receives $320 Million US Missile Defense Agency Contract
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to evolve the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) system, the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system. The BMDS operates collectively and continuously through a multi-domain system that connects traditionally autonomous sensors, satellites and weapon systems.
Fielded and operational since 2004, C2BMC gives commanders at strategic, regional and operational levels an integrated picture of potential or current threats across the globe. With this contract, Lockheed Martin’s team will integrate the Long-Range Discrimination Radar, as well as sensors that provide advanced tracking capabilities for emerging threats into the BMDS. The team will help 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 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.”