TINTON FALLS, N.J., 13 July 2008. Engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. in Tinton Falls, N.J., will continue developing parts of the U.S. Army Battle Command System under terms of a $36 million Army contract.
The Battle Command System's sites and networks gives commanders a virtual view of the battlefield, including real-time information on friendly and enemy forces. Awarding the contract was the Army's Battle Command manager at Fort Monmouth, N.J.
The Army Battle Command System links 11 different systems that monitor the ability to place and equip soldiers in peacetime, while planning to deploy and support them in wartime. The system also analyzes enemy situations, and provides battle planning, fire support coordination, and airspace coordination.