Ball Aerospace wins software contract for ISPAN

BOULDER, Colo., 25 January 2005. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been chosen by Lockheed Martin to supply software engineering and technical support for the 10-year, $213 million Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network (ISPAN) contract awarded to Lockheed Martin by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

Jan 26th, 2005

BOULDER, Colo., 25 January 2005. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been chosen by Lockheed Martin to supply software engineering and technical support for the 10-year, $213 million Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network (ISPAN) contract awarded to Lockheed Martin by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

ISPAN, a network-centric mission planning and execution system, will support USSTRATCOM's responsibilities for global strike, missile defense, information operations, and nuclear deterrence missions. The deployment of this system will integrate legacy systems improving situational awareness and mission planning.

Integrating a number of legacy systems into a new, streamlined mission planning architecture, ISPAN allows USSTRATCOM commanders to monitor worldwide situations in real time, assess potential threats or areas of interest, and then plan and support execution of a swift response in coordination with regional Combatant Commanders.

As a part of the team, Ball Aerospace will lead the modernization of the existing systems to make them consistent with ISPAN architecture. Ball Aerospace will also provide Collaborative Enterprise Management and Decision Support (CEMDS) expertise to USSTRATCOM and the Lockheed Martin team.

"ISPAN takes our technology to a new dimension," said Fred Westover, director of Systems Engineering Solutions for Ball Aerospace. "It is a key next step in national security and we are truly pleased to help support the team as well as the Command."

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products and innovative packaging solutions to the beverage and food industries. The company also owns Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which develops sensors, spacecraft, systems and components for government and commercial markets. Ball employs 13,100 people worldwide and reported 2003 sales of $4.9 billion. For more information, see www.ballaerospace.com.

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