Lockheed Martin team wins $50 million Air Force work

A team led by Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md., has won a contract worth up to $50 million to help the Air Force develop a networked command and control system, the company announced today.

Team members include Boeing Co., IBM Corp., L-3 Communications Corp., Raytheon Co., as well as Lockheed Martin's newly formed Integrated Systems and Solutions unit.

Under the three-year contract, issued by the Air Force's Electronic Systems Center at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, the team will establish the standards that will govern how the Air Force's command and control systems will exchange information.

The Air Force wants to integrate its land-, air-, sea- and space-based sensor systems into one hub, from which other systems can draw information.

"It not only provides a machine-to-machine framework to connect thousands of sensors, systems and platforms, it ensures that they can all speak the same language and share information across traditional stovepipes," said Lorraine Martin, vice president of theater command and control systems for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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