Lockheed Martin Selected to Provide Distributed Training Mission Support for U.S. Air Force
ORLANDO, Fla., February 6, 2012 – The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a five-year competitive contract to provide technical support of the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a $94 million ceiling value.
The DMOC serves as the U.S. Air Force’s hub for distributed virtual combat training exercises, testing and experimentation. Lockheed Martin partners with the 705th Combat Training Squadron to link assets among the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and coalition partner nations. Lockheed Martin also assists the Air Force in the development of tactics, techniques and procedures for tactical and operational training events.
“Distributed exercises that allow warfighters to practice together and test software real time are becoming increasingly important as missions become more integrated across platforms, services and partner nations,” said Lt. Col. Doug Horne, 705th Combat Training Squadron commander. “Linking assets and transporting relevant, accurate and timely simulation data is a key element for operating in today’s environment.”
“Integrating live, virtual and constructive elements, the Distributed Mission Operations Center serves as the nucleus for advancing cost-effective training and operational testing,” said Jim Weitzel, vice president of training and engineering services at Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics business. “Lockheed Martin is proud to partner with the U.S. Air Force on this program to keep warfighters at locations around the globe mission ready.”
The Distributed Mission Operations Center architecture integrates virtual and constructive simulations across various networks to support a synthetic battlespace that models weapons and Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems. Lockheed Martin has supported the Distributed Mission Operations Center for two decades, facilitating a number of training exercises each year for U.S. and coalition forces.
The 705th Combat Training Squadron is part of the 505th Command and Control Wing whose mission is to improve warfighter capability through command and control testing, tactics development and training.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.