Lockheed's Missile Defense Software Plans All Combatant Commands

By CIOReview | Friday, February 14, 2014

DENVER, CO: Lockheed Martin has received $8Mn from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for developing an air and missile defense software planner that helps in understanding dynamic global situation and will be integrated into the Air Force Air Operations Center.

"This planner offers an unprecedented capability to analyze multiple sources of information to support rapid and efficient deployment decisions. Our goal is to enhance situational awareness and facilitate collaborative planning for all combatant commands," says Rob Smith, Vice President of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions.

Lockheed’s planner scrutinizes multiple sources of information and makes deployment decisions more efficient and faster. This air and defense planner links dissimilar weapon and sensor data with map-based planning tools and decision aids which in turn allow operators to collaboratively plan missions with greater speed and higher confidence. By integrating the missile defense data sources on to a common visualization platform, operators can easily generate and publish planning tactical operations documents to support creation of an area air defense plan.

Reportedly, the customers of Lockheed’s missile planner are Air Force Life Cycle Management Center located at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts and the Air Combat Command located at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.