BAE to support US military’s battlespace command and control centre

15 February 2015 (Last Updated February 15th, 2015 18:30)

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide hardware, software and systems integration support for the US military's battlespace command and control centre (BC3).

BC3 centre

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide hardware, software and systems integration support for the US military's battlespace command and control centre (BC3).

Awarded by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the $11.8m contract requires the company to perform upgrades to mobile training suites and provide systems and network administration support to the non-organic radar access programme.

The task order, which is part of the concepts and operations for space and missile defence integration capabilities (COSMIC) contract, has a maximum potential value of $23m over two years.

BAE Systems Integrated Electronics and Warfare Systems vice-president and general manager Mark Keeler said: "Our experts are helping US forces quickly identify ground, air, space and undersea threats to national security.

"We're enhancing system readiness and increasing the warfighter's ability to process information that's critical to protecting our men and women in uniform."

BAE will minimise downtime for critical systems and enhance the ability of soldiers to analyse and manage increasing amounts of data, all while shortening the processing time for critical decision making.

"Our experts are helping US forces quickly identify ground, air, space and undersea threats."

The company has held the indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity COSMIC contract since its inception in 2006, supporting an entire range of responsibilities from future concept development to command, control, communications and computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system integration.

Specifically, BAE is responsible for the development of strategic direction, wargame planning and execution, concept development and refinement, experiment planning and execution, new technology search and system production, as well as demonstration and deployment.

The BC3 provides soldiers with persistent command and control capabilities through the use of local and remote sensors to support air battle management functions and capabilities.


Image: BAE will provide hardware, software and systems integration support for the US military's battlespace command and control centre. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.