Lockheed lands more work on military system

Lockheed Martin announced today that the company received a $24.7 million Air Force contract to continue work on a system that will let U.S. military commanders for the first time collaboratively plan and carry out within seconds attack and recovery missions.

The Web-Enabled Execution Management Capability will link Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Special Operations’ Command systems. It will give commanders instant integrated access from any command and control location including Navy ships, Air Force air operations centers and Army and Marine Corps battlefield command posts, according to a July 6 Lockheed Martin statement.

“Planning and executing a joint fires mission takes numerous warfighters working together to quickly assess the situation, determine the right course of action and forward the mission plan to the right friendly units in the field,” said Spider Richardson, the company’s vice president of command and control systems, in the statement. “The Web-Enabled Execution Management Capability makes that collaboration faster, easier and more accurate than ever, giving commanders a common targeting and execution system they can tap into from anywhere on the battlefield.”

The system’s open architecture will allow for automated connections with current and future battle management applications. It will get will fielded with the military’s Global Command and Control System – Joint and the Marine Corps’ Command and Control Personal Computer, according to the statement.

The contract is for two years. Air Force officials awarded the deal under the service’s Network-Centric Solutions contract.

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