Lockheed Martin wins $3.9 million joint interoperability work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md., has been awarded $3.9 million to build a system that will allow the military services to share battlespace information, the company announced today. The contract was awarded by the Air Force Electronic Systems Center.

Under terms of the contract, the missions systems unit of Lockheed Martin will develop a Web-based mapping application that will incorporate land, air and sea data about battle operations.

Data will be drawn from multiple command and control systems and can be accessed by both commanders and people in the field.

The initial period of work for this project, called the Family of Interoperable Operational Pictures program, will take 18 months.

With the project, "users will be able to instantly access joint forces data that was previously stovepiped through different C2 systems," said Frank De Lalla, who is director of theater tactical programs for Lockheed Martin's mission systems unit.

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