COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.---Aerojet's growing data fusion and ground processing business will play a major role in the U.S. Air Force's Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) program valued at approximately $1.5 billion and awarded to the Lockheed Martin team.
ISC2 will modernize the Air Force's air, missile and space information technology infrastructure, integrating approximately 40 systems into a "virtual command center'' that will provide real-time data to commanders and warfighters.
Aerojet, a member of the Lockheed Martin team, will provide the following for this effort from its Colorado Springs, Colo., facility:
**Enhanced air and space applications **National Missile Defense **Shared Early Warning integration, development and sustainment **Command center facility design **Systems architecture, engineering and integration **Software development **Systems test and technology insertion.
Aerojet's data fusion and ground processing sector provides products and services ranging from advanced missile-detecting sensors in space to technology on the ground that translates sensor and other data into real-time battlefield information.
The ISC2 modernization, a program potentially valued at $1.5 billion for the Lockheed Martin team, replaces the Air Force's collection of older, stand-alone systems, which function well individually, but are not seamlessly coordinated to give users comprehensive C2 capabilities and access to information.
ISC2 will dramatically improve interoperability among air, missile and space defense systems, allowing information and data to be shared among those and other C2 systems.
Commanders will have enhanced capability that synchronizes their C2 operations, providing for faster response to enemy actions and improved strategic and tactical coordination among forces.
Aerojet, a GenCorp company, is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the space electronics, missile and space propulsion, and smart munitions and armaments markets.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, a leader in mission critical systems integration and information operations, serves customers including U.S. and international defense and civil government agencies. Mission Systems employs approximately 2,600 at facilities in Gaithersburg, Md., Colorado Springs, and Santa Maria, Calif., and is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Work for ISC2 will be performed in Colorado Springs and will involve approximately 500 people.
Aerojet to Provide Key Data Fusion Expertise forNew Air Force ISC2 Virtual Command Center