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Lockheed Martin to modernize Jordan's Air Force

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 31 Oct. 2012. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $26 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to modernize the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s national air command, control and communications infrastructure with its Omnyx system.

Lockheed Martin will provide the Kingdom of Jordan with an integrated, real-time air picture across multiple command centers and remote sites to protect Jordan’s airspace.

The Omnyx system will combine sensor, voice and data communications to provide interoperability throughout the Royal Jordanian Air Force and other elements of Jordan’s armed forces. The system combines input from radars and other data links, allowing it to assist in detecting incoming air traffic and also provide the capabilities needed for airspace management, air sovereignty and air defense missions.

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Omnyx serves as the backbone for information flow among command centers, enabling users to track and identify aircraft, evaluate threats, and initiate or monitor airborne engagements.

Lockheed Martin has fielded similar command and control systems in Iraq, Kazakhstan and Taiwan, in addition to ten North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries. Omnyx is comprised of commercial hardware and its service oriented architecture and open standards make the system customizable and interoperable with existing and future coalition forces.

 


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