Lockheed Martin Successfully Demonstrates System to Manage Multiple Networks

Lockheed Martin completed a successful week-long demonstration of its system designed to manage the wide range of military tactical networks of the modern battlefield.

The live demonstration was performed at the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego as part of a Phase I contract for the Joint Interface Control Officer Support System, or JSS. JSS is a joint services program to provide service members with an easy-to-use system to manage Joint Multi-Tactical Data Link Networks. The program is led by the U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, in partnership with the U.S. Navy, Army and Marines.

Lockheed Martin's solution, called Total JSS, demonstrated its modular, flexible, expandable and low-risk approach in a variety of scenarios. Total JSS is based on an open computing architecture and maximizes the use of commercial-off-the-shelf and field-tested components. Using this blend of components, Total JSS will automate a large volume of tasks currently performed manually by JICOs to monitor, plan and manage the complex web of data networks, ensuring dispersed military forces are always connected to the information they need to perform their missions.

"Lockheed Martin is proud to have developed and demonstrated our Total JSS solution for the joint environment," said Dave Broadbent, vice president of Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors' Advanced Platforms line of business. "We developed Total JSS with a focus on the end users, who have a great need for joint network management. The recent demonstration verified that our system delivers."

The Lockheed Martin Total JSS Team includes Lockheed Martin, as the lead architect and integrator, Aerosystems International, Prediction Systems, Inc. and Titan Corporation .

Lockheed Martin delivered its proposal for Phase II of the JSS program on Feb. 22. A contract award is expected by late spring. The overall value of this contract is expected to be about $125 million over five years. The Phase I contract was valued at $3.3 million.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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