Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems (M&DS), has been awarded a $60.2M modification to its Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) development contract with the US Navy.
The modification implements an enhancement to TTWCS by integrating the Naval Fires Control System and a new capability to control the launch of Land Attack Missiles within the TTWCS hardware and software architecture. The new system is called TLN to represent the three integrated capabilities, Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System/Land Attack Missile Fire Control System/Naval Fires Control System.
As the implementation of the first phase of the Navy's Common Land Attack Warfare vision, the TLN will be capable of supporting any future land attack missiles within one integrated system operated via common operator positions. Initially, TLN will provide: engagement and launch platform mission planning and launch control for the family of Tomahawk missiles; mission planning and launch control of the Land Attack Standard Missile (LASM); and mission planning for the conventional five-inch gun weaponry for present and future rounds, including the Extended Range Guided Munition (ERGM). The Initial Operating Capability (IOC) schedule for TTWCS is 2003 and for TLN is 2004.
"We look forward to continuing our partnership with the US Navy. Our system integration capabilities clearly match the challenges of this program. Ensuring their success, meeting our commitments and delivering a quality system is our goal," said Marc Hansen, president, Lockheed Martin M&DS.
Teamed with M&DS in the development of TLN are Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems - Moorestown, NJ, Lockheed Martin Technology Services - Cherry Hill, NJ, the Naval Surface Weapons Center Dahlgren Division, General Dynamics Information Systems, Litton Data Systems, DELEX and BAE Systems.
Management & Data Systems (http://mds.external.lmco.com/), headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., has been a leader in systems integration, systems engineering, software development and program management in support of vital national systems for more than 30 years. With approximately 7,500 employees at facilities in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Arizona, California and Washington Metropolitan area, M&DS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (http://www.lockheedmartin.com/) is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced- technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics, and technology.
SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems
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