Lockheed to create network for missile defense

Lockheed Martin Corp. received a $237 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to build communications networks for the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

The company's Integrated Systems and Solutions Division in Gaithersburg, Md., will develop, build and install the command, control, battle management and communications networks for the weapons system, which will shoot down enemy intercontinental missiles en route to the United States, according to an April 29 Defense Department contracts statement.

"This work is central to the integration of formerly stand-alone system elements into an effective, layered Ballistic Missile Defense System, and the interoperability of missile defense command and control operations at the various combatant commanders' sites," DOD's statement reads.

Lockheed officials will start work this month and complete the system by late 2005. The company will receive payment for the work from the department's fiscal 2004, 2005 and 2006 research, development, test and evaluation budget accounts, according to the statement.

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