SOURCE: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

April 07, 2011 10:05 ET

Lockheed Martin Awarded DARPA Contract to Improve Command and Control Systems

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) has been awarded a $2.7 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Resilient Command and Control (RC2) to improve C2 systems for the military.

Military commanders are increasingly dependent on a complex network of C2 systems for situational awareness, force coordination and rapid decision-making. Managing those systems is virtually impossible without sophisticated tools, and RC2 seeks to give commanders insight into the health and status of information systems used to support mission operations.

RC2 will help commanders understand the impact of C2 systems on planned missions and afford dynamic re-planning capability for degraded systems in real mission environments. Commanders will be better able to anticipate and recognize when systems are compromised by excess demand, system failures, or hostile attack.

"C2 is the nucleus of successful military operations," says Thomas Damiano, principal investigator for RC2. "We will develop a general framework and set of critical mission assurance capabilities to enable better understanding of the C2 environment, thereby helping commanders in the field make better decisions."

Lockheed Martin ATL will lead system engineering and integration from across the Corporation, academia and industry including Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions and SRI International.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 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 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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