Should the recommendations regarding the enhancement of radar coverage for NORAD over the Arctic go ahead, along with the enhancements discussed above for Europe's NATO membership, in the form of the ACCS and ALTBMD
initiatives, the Alliance will arguably be fielding the world's most advanced air C2 systems by 2030.
Aegis BMD and the MDA's C2BMC element have been fully involved in ALTBMD
A high level of commitment to international partnership on the parts of both the United States and its allies--already evinced by ALTBMD
and C2BMC shared situational-awareness tests--will encourage interoperability initiatives.
Through the application of advanced architectures, modeling, simulation, and extensive prototyping, TEAMSAIC will help the ALTBMD Program Office utilize NATO's existing capability to create an effective and efficient air and missile defense system.
We all share a strategic commitment to the success of NATO's ALTBMD program and to helping our customers attack their most difficult challenges.
A long-range defense system in Europe would be interoperable with current Alliance short-range defenses as well as NATO's ALTBMD
In 2001 NATO awarded an ALTBMD
feasibility study contract to SAIC and an international team to conduct performance evaluations at the system and architecture levels, which, in turn, formed the groundwork for the Alliance's new ALTBMD
NATO's ALTBMD program is tasked with designing a theater missile defense architecture that will include MEADS as a key component.
NATO MEADS Management Agency General Manager Gregory Kee said, "The opportunity to work closely with the NATO ALTBMD office has allowed us to demonstrate this key interoperability milestone much sooner than previously planned.
Michel Billard, program manager of the NATO ALTBMD
Program Office, and Beverly Seay, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Analysis, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Training Business Unit.
Through the application of advanced architectures, modeling, simulation and extensive prototyping, Team SAIC will help the ALTBMD
Program Office use NATO's existing capability to create an effective and efficient air and missile defense system.