The U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year, $213 million contract to develop the new architecture and functions for the Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network (ISPAN), a network-centric mission planning and execution system. ISPAN will support the full spectrum of USSTRATCOM's new responsibilities for global strike, missile defense and information operations, in addition to their traditional role of nuclear deterrence.
Integrating a number of legacy systems into a new, streamlined mission planning architecture, ISPAN allows USSTRATCOM commanders to monitor worldwide situations in real time, assess potential threats or areas of interest, and then plan and support execution of a swift response in coordination with regional Combatant Commanders.
"ISPAN will allow USSTRATCOM to collaboratively plan its new, growing missions through an integrated, flexible command and control system. The system will enable them to reach out to systems, sensors and forces world wide to plan for time-critical strikes, computer network operations, space operations and global integrated missile defense," said Leroy Jeter, director of USSTRATCOM programs for Lockheed Martin. "We're extremely pleased to be supporting the Command on this transformational effort."
ISPAN will use data, integrated via a net-centric operational warfighting construct, from space-based, airborne and ground-based sensors to provide real-time, global situational awareness and alert commanders to potential threats or other areas of interest. For each new threat, the system provides a set of different courses of action to respond, complete with estimates of probability of success, potential collateral damage, required resources and assets, and time frame. Commanders can then execute one of the options, coordinating closely with local Combatant Commanders and warfighting resources.
Work will be performed at USSTRATCOM, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as well as a new Lockheed Martin facility in Bellevue, Neb., that will be built to support ISPAN and other local programs. The company expects to add dozens of jobs to its Nebraska-based workforce under the ISPAN contract.
Lockheed Martin currently supports USSTRATCOM on several programs and initiatives, including the Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) and Computing Environment STRATCOM Architecture (CESAR) programs. ISC2 is a $1.5 billion contract to revolutionize USSTRATCOM's systems for air defense, space control, space surveillance, missile warning and missile defense. CESAR is an intensive effort to support, upgrade and integrate the Command's war planning, command and control, and information technology systems.
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