Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $320 million contract from the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to further work on the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system. The multi-domain system is a key feature of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
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. It assists in making coordinated decisions to engage ballistic missile threats at any range, in any phase of flight.
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 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 also includes Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and several small businesses. 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.
There are C2BMC systems located at 36 locations worldwide, including US Strategic, Northern, European, Indo-Pacific, and Central Commands. The C2BMC system ties together elements of the MDA, Army, Navy and Air Force systems and sensors to provide a responsive and coherent global capability.