South Korea, in collaboration with the United States, could make significant contributions to the integration and foreign interoperability in the C2BMC system.
If the phased adaptive approach, as articulated in 2009, truly realizes the deployment of the Aegis Weapons System with SM-3 Block IIA interceptors by 2018, complemented by PATRIOT PAC-3, THAAD, and C2BMC spiral upgrades, then the ballistic missile defense architecture will have the defensive assets to globally deploy an integrated air and missile defense system by 2018.
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.
The award is validation of the partnership that the C2BMC team has with MDA and the warfighters, said Dr.
C2BMC collects and integrates tracking and status data from disparate Ballistic Missile Defense System elements so that commanders at various locations have the same integrated operating picture and can make coordinated decisions about deploying weapons.
Operational since 2004, C2BMC provides layered missile defense by linking regional, theater, and national commands into a single network, providing capability for battle management, planning, situational awareness, and sensor networking--the four major components for ballistic missile defense.
The C2BMC application relies on the Link 16 tactical data exchange network to ensure that sensor and shooter systems have the interoperability required for accepting and sharing target and tracking data.
C2BMC gives commanders a unified picture of missile threats across the globe, allowing them to link any sensor, any shooter, at any phase of missile flight in any region, against any type of ballistic threat.
As the C2BMC prime contractor, Lockheed Martin leads the Missile Defense National Team, a partnership of highly responsive industry leaders that includes Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and approximately 20 other smaller companies with expertise in key areas.
The linkage would be between the US Missile Defense Agency's integrated command and control system, or C2BMC, with the US Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.
Linking C2BMC with the Army's system will be a step toward a powerful integrated air and ballistic missile defense capability.
with the Army s system will be a step toward a more powerful integrated air and ballistic missile defense capability.