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Air Defense Command and Control


Helping Expedite the Decision Cycle

In today’s multi-national, asymmetric defense environment, modern warfare demands broader uses of existing command & control systems as well as the integration of evolving technologies to connect and employ military capabilities. The days of long decision and preparation time to react to conflict situations are obsolete.  Today’s forces need robust command & control system to meet these challenges.

With considerable expertise in developing new technologies as well as integrating legacy systems, Lockheed Martin has fielded war-proven command & control capabilities and maintains a visionary focus on future mission needs. By horizontally integrating numerous stove-piped systems and accelerating the decision cycle, we enable forces to act faster and with more decisiveness. The goal: to collect, process, and deliver air defense information to those that need it most, in real-time.

Connecting the Battlefield: Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS)

From initial battle analysis and planning to a precision air strike on a time critical target, today’s commander needs support at every stage of the of the air campaign. Helping commanders fill this need is the workhorse engine of the Air Operations Center, the Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS).

Developed and fielded by Lockheed Martin, TBMCS is resident at Air Force Air Operations Centers (AOCs) and Joint Command Air Operations Centers and Navy ships around the globe.

First deployed in October of 2000, TBMCS is the primary system for planning and executing the joint air campaign, coordinating and directing flying operations from units as diverse as F-16 fighters, refueling tankers, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and even cruise missiles. TBMCS feeds real-time, decision-quality information to many users, from the Joint Forces Air Commander to the staff at an Air Operations Center to pilots and weapons control officers on the battlefield. Integrating numerous previously stove-piped system into a secure, web-based architecture, TBMCS synchronizes air control power by giving users across the battlefield  dynamic, mission critical information, in real-time.

Systems for Every Echelon

In addition to our work with Air & Space Operations Centers worldwide, Lockheed Martin leads a missile defense program team to devise and field an operational structure that links the numerous sensors, weapons and command & control systems in current individual U.S. missile defense programs. We also led the development of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System, the maritime AEGIS system, C2 systems for the U.S. Space & Missile Center and U.S. Strategic Command, as well as mobile battle command and control systems for domestic and international customers.

Mapping the Battlefield with Multiple Unmanned Systems

It only takes one operator to control multiple UAS platforms with Lockheed Martin’s integrated command and control (C2) system. As unmanned aerial platforms are guided through the sky, the operator can also manage the platform’s on-board mission system sensors to create one complete mission picture for the warfighter.  Once the battlespace image is created, the operator can re-task and re-route each UAS asset for amplified situational awareness.



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