Lockheed Martin to upgrade critical command and control system for U.S. ballistic missile defense system

April 15, 2024
The C2BMC key interface to the Ballistic Missile Defense System provides situational awareness of system status, coverage, and missile tracks.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Ballistic missile-defense experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will upgrade and add capabilities to a vital U.S. missile-defense command-and-control system under terms of a potential 10-year sole-source contract announced Thursday worth as much as $4.1 billion.

Officials of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, Ala., are asking the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems segment in Huntsville, Ala., to update the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system.

The C2BMC system is a key interface to the Ballistic Missile Defense System. It provides commanders with situational awareness of Ballistic Missile Defense System status, system coverage, and ballistic missile tracks by displaying data for national missile defense and for theater and regional missile defense, using several message formats and diverse terrestrial and satellite communications paths.

Lockheed Martin engineers will develop, model, integrate, test, verify, evaluate, validate, document, deliver, field, train, operate, sustain, and support updates and new capabilities to the C2BMC system. More than 70 C2BMC workstations are fielded.

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The C2BMC performs ballistic missile defense threat assessment, threat evaluation, sensor resource management, sensor track data processing, track reporting, target selection, sensor and weapon access determination, and engagement monitoring.

The C2BMC engagement planner provided non-real-time performance analysis of the composition and location of U.S. and allied ballistic missile defense assets.

The C2BMC enables sensor managers to direct AN/TPY-2 forward-based mode radars to carry out focused search plans and respond to precision cues and report system track data. The system has cyber-security capabilities such as the ability to identify solutions to mitigate the effects of cyber intrusions.

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The C2BMC also provides upper echelon planning for land- and sea-based ballistic missile defenses, and controls the AN/TPY-2 radar as well as track reporting to support weapon cueing and engagement. Commanders use C2BMC for planning; situational awareness; track management; and radar management and control.

This contract has three task orders: enterprise management and service, worth $490.4 million; mission software development, worth $34.2 million; and product execution, worth $322 million.

On this contract, Lockheed Martin will do the work at various locations worldwide, and should be finished by April 2029. The contract has options that could extend it until April 2034. For more information contact Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems online at www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/business-areas/rotary-and-mission-systems.html, or the Missile Defense Agency at www.mda.mil.

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