LM tapped for Jordanian comm modernization

Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:29 AM

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin reports it has been contracted by the U.S. Air Force to modernize the command, control and communications structure of the Jordanian air force.

The contract is worth $26 million and is a result of a U.S. Foreign Military Sales program deal.

The system Lockheed will provide the Jordanian air force is the Omnyx, which combines sensor, voice and data communications. With input from radars and other data links, the system will assist in detecting incoming air traffic.

"Omnyx serves as the backbone for information flow among command centers, enabling Jordanian military personnel to track and identify aircraft, evaluate any threats, and initiate or monitor airborne engagements," said John Nikolai, director of C4 Systems for Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Sensors business. "The system will provide enhanced situational awareness of Jordanian airspace at all times."

Lockheed Martin said it has provided similar systems to Iraq, Kazakhstan, Taiwan and 10 NATO countries.

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