Lockheed Martin Upgrades Missile Warning System
Colorado Springs, Colo., 02/05/2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced the successful delivery of a new missile warning system to address tactical and strategic missile threats against the United States and Canada. U.S. Strategic Command, U.S Northern Command, and North American Aerospace Defense Commanders will rely on this upgraded technology to quickly and accurately identify threats and coordinate responses across forces.
These Combatant Commander’s Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S) Spiral 2 upgrades were developed as part of the Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) contract to integrate approximately 40 systems inside the Cheyenne Mountain Command Center into a common, interoperable command and control infrastructure. The delivery enhances the CCIC2S Spiral 1 air mission system deployed in 2004, improves the enterprise system operations capabilities and deploys the second release of the communication system.
This delivery is a significant step forward in our nation’s missile warning capability,” said John Mengucci, Vice President and General Manager of the Mission and Combat Support Solutions Group for Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Systems & Solutions business area. “The advanced technology implemented in this CCIC2S Spiral 2 enterprise system accurately and quickly depicts tactical and strategic missile threats posed by modern day weapon systems, providing Commanders new capabilities to identify threats and coordinate responses across forces.”
Industry standard commercial-off-the-shelf technology in the new missile warning system will enable future integration with existing missile defense systems. The system also includes an updated missile processing display for theater users that includes support for the Joint Staff’s emergency action procedures. With this release, the current Cold-War era system can be decommissioned, as operations are migrated to the new, flexible, open standard infrastructure that takes full advantage of commercial products and technologies.
When completely deployed, CCIC2S will be a “virtual command center,” where operators can effortlessly reach across the full spectrum of the nation's space and strategic assets. Warfighers at all echelons will have a common operational picture of the global battlefield derived from shared, real-time data that is available anytime and to any location in the world for specified users. This translates into faster response to enemy actions and improved strategic and tactical coordination among forces.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin 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 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.