Lockheed Martin wins DARPA RC2 contract to deliver enhanced command and control systems

CHERRY HILL, N.J., 8 April 2011. Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) won a $2.7 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for to improve command-and-control (C2) systems for the military. The Resilient Command and Control (RC2) contract award calls for Lockheed Martin ATL to lead system engineering and integration among academia and industry, including Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions and SRI International.

CHERRY HILL, N.J., 8 April 2011. Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) won a $2.7 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for to improve command-and-control (C2) systems for the military. The Resilient Command and Control (RC2) contract award calls for Lockheed Martin ATL to lead system engineering and integration among academia and industry, including Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions and SRI International.

A network of C2 systems aid military commanders in situational awareness, force coordination, and rapid decision-making. Management of those systems requires sophisticated tools. RC2 is designed to provide commanders insight into the health and status of information systems supporting mission operations.

RC2 is intended to help commanders: understand the impact of C2 systems on planned missions, afford dynamic re-planning capability for degraded systems in real mission environments, and be better able to anticipate and recognize when systems are compromised by excess demand, system failures, or hostile attack.

"C2 is the nucleus of successful military operations," explains Thomas Damiano, principal investigator for RC2. "We will develop a general framework and set of critical mission assurance capabilities to enable better understanding of the C2 environment, thereby helping commanders in the field make better decisions."

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