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Lockheed to support US TBMCS

5th April 2017 - 02:04 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin has signed a $38 million contract to support the US military's Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS), the company announced on 3 April.

The TBMCS is the joint battle management system used by all air wings the US military. It coordinates virtually all aircraft, from fighters to helicopters to cruise missiles, and integrates operations and intelligence systems for the air force and navy with ground systems for army and marine corps to enable distributed battle management.

A typical Air Operations Center contains approximately 80 systems, for which TBMCS acts as the 'engine,' giving the joint community – marine corps, navy, army, air force – shared situational awareness for managing the air campaign. The system is deployed at more than 100 locations around the world.

Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will provide sustainment support for the existing legacy TBMCS system; and work as part of an air force team to address critical end of life issues – such as commercial off-the-shelf operating systems and applications, and improve the overall cyber security of the TBMCS enterprise.

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