A Lockheed Martin-led command, control, battle management and communications team has received the 2016 Ronald Reagan Missile Defense award from the Missile Defense Agency in recognition of its efforts to develop software algorithms in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
Vice Adm. James Syring, MDA director, handed the technology achievement award to Lockheed’s C2BMC team during a ceremony held at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, the company said Monday.
The C2BMC team’s software algorithms work to help BMDS track missiles, identify targets and facilitate use of interceptors during missile defense operations.
“The award is validation of the partnership that the C2BMC team has with MDA and the warfighters,” said Rob Smith, vice president of C4ISR at Lockheed.
The C2BMC system is deployed in 33 locations and works to collect and integrate tracking data from various BMDS components in an effort to help central commanders coordinate weapon deployment decisions against ballistic missile threats.
The Defense Information Systems Agency supports the C2BMC system through more than 48,000 miles of communication lines.