Raytheon tapped for BMD work

Feb. 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM

DULLES, Va., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- An engineering support contract for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency was given to Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business by Lockheed Martin.

Under the award, areas to receive support include communications, systems architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, system analysis and sensor netting.

The work will be performed as part of MDA's Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications program and is worth $38.1 million.

C2BMC is the integrating program for command- and-control function of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, providing real-time capability to plan, monitor and manage defense against in-coming ballistic missiles.

Lockheed Martin, which received a C2BMC contract in 2002, leads an industry team for its development and fielding.

The Ballistic Missile Defense System is being developed to protect the United States from ballistic missiles of all ranges and speeds.

Ground- and sea-based sensors are essential for detecting and tracking the threats and C2BMC links the sensors with the defensive missiles.

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