COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 16 Sept. 2008. Engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. have finished upgrading a space communications system in the U.S. Air Force Cheyenne Mountain strategic command post near Colorado Springs, Colo.
Lockheed Martin's upgrade to the Combatant Commanders Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S)communications processing system enhances space message delivery reliability to and from the Space Data Operations Center, Lockheed Martin officials say.
The final delivery of CCIC2S block 1 gives air mission operators, missile warning operators, and space communications operators broad access to U.S. space and strategic data and information systems.
"The CCIC2S block 1 completion modernizes Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station's command-and-control infrastructure, and significantly improves battlespace awareness, collaboration, and effects-based planning for the warfighter," says Gerry Fasano, vice president of C4ISR solutions for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS) Mission & Combat Support Solutions in Gaithersburg, Md.
The upgrades are to modernize 40 systems inside Cheyenne Mountain, which enables Air Force leaders to decommission Cold-War era system and move operations to new equipment that uses open standards and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies.
CCIC2S provides command and control capabilities to support existing and future North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command missions as well as space and missile defense operations for U.S. Strategic Command.