Lockheed Martin Secures $4.1B Contract to Enhance Missile Defense System

C2BMC enhances DoD's missile defense with integrated command, real-time awareness, and improved interoperability for effective operations.
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  • 02:52 AM, April 12, 2024
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Lockheed Martin Secures $4.1B Contract to Enhance Missile Defense System
Ground Based Interceptor launches, testing the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system on Dec. 11, 2023, utilizing C2BMC for command-and-control.

Lockheed Martin has secured a $4.1 billion contract to upgrade the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) system for the Missile Defense Agency.

This contract covers the period from May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2029, with the option to extend until April 30, 2034.

The goal of this agreement is to accelerate innovation within the C2BMC system, to enhance responses to emerging threats across multiple domains. Most of the work under this contract will take place at new facilities located in Huntsville, Alabama, and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

One key objective of the C2BMC-Next initiative is to improve interoperability by integrating the system globally, potentially establishing connections with allied nations for the first time. This aligns with the Department of Defense’s vision of delivering integrated capabilities to enhance national security.

The upgraded C2BMC system will also feature advancements in Space Domain Awareness, enabling operators to monitor the global battlespace more comprehensively through enhanced sensor connectivity and data dissemination.

Lockheed Martin has been the prime contractor for C2BMC since 2002. Recent enhancements have integrated C2BMC with the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, providing a comprehensive, real-time threat picture using data from satellites, ground-based radars, and ship-based sensors.

Additionally, C2BMC has been linked with the Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) to provide tactical threat information. These efforts support the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative, aimed at establishing a network for combatting advanced adversaries.

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