DARPA names BAE Systems to build Integrated Battle Command program

BURLINGTON, Mass., 28 Nov. 2005. BAE Systems has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Phase 1 of the Integrated Battle Command (IBC) Program.

BURLINGTON, Mass., 28 Nov. 2005. BAE Systems has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Phase 1 of the Integrated Battle Command (IBC) Program.

The IBC Program will provide military commanders a comprehensive suite of software decision support tools. These tools will allow commanders and their staff to understand the political, military, economic, social, information and infrastructure (PMESII) effects of various potential courses of action that might be employed in a situation. IBC will leverage existing BAE Systems technologies in modeling and simulation, automated planning and visualization.

BAE Systems in Burlington, Massachusetts, received one of two competing contracts --valued at $3.5 million each -- for Phase 1. Phase 2 will be competitively awarded to a single contractor at the conclusion of Phase 1 in June 2006. The contracting agent is CECOM at Ft. Monmouth, N.J.

The IBC tools will be installed and evaluated at the U.S. JFCOM in Suffolk, Va., during Phase 1.

"The program will provide new tools to aid commanders in planning strategic effects-based campaigns," said Dr. Nils R. Sandell, Jr., BAE Systems vice president and general manager for Advanced Information Technologies (AIT). "We are looking forward to working with DARPA, the Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) and U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) to develop and demonstrate these new tools and transition them to our joint forces in the field."

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. For more information, see www.na.baesystems.com.

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