Missile Defense System Continues Integration with $424M Contract Modification

ARLINGTON, Va., 04/15/2010 -- The Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program was awarded a two-year, $424 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to continue integration of the missile defense system. This phase of the program, work will be focused on increasing security, augmenting planner/situational awareness capabilities, handling new and more sensors and weapons systems, and providing more integrated functionality.

"C2BMC is a key component of the National Missile Defense mission," said John Osborn, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services – Defense's director of Missile Defense Systems. "The continued development, integration, test, and fielding of C2BMC provides real-world operations in support of our nation's priorities and objectives."

The C2BMC program is the "integrating element" for the Ballistic Missile Defense System and integrates the various sensors and weapon systems. The system is the force multiplier providing capabilities to integrate and globally synchronize missile defense systems and operations, providing an optimized, layered defense against all ranges of threats and in all phases of flight. The Lockheed Martin-led National Team B was originally awarded C2BMC in 2002 and majority of the work is conducted in Arlington, Va., Huntsville, Ala., and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.