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Interoperability is the Key to Success in Missile Defense

Terma and Lockheed Martin have jointly developed a Ballistic Missile Defense C4I system called BMD-Flex. The system is based on Terma’s T-Core C4I framework, fielded in several European Army, Navy, and Air Force systems. Lockheed Martin provides modular Command and Control (C2) products for decision support and battle management as well as system-of-systems expertise to extend BMD-Flex capabilities.

A classic ground-based air defense C2 system built in a modern service-oriented architecture and in an open-architecture framework has the ability to give legacy systems a second life cycle by adding specific content and enabling a growth path for enhancements needed to act in the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) domain.

The extension of the air defense role into the in-operation systems seems the shortest, most feasible, and lowest risk and cost approach for many countries in Europe.

BMD-Flex continues to test new capabilities through interoperability tests in a series of spiral evolutions aimed at increasing force performance and effectiveness through new capability insertion and systems integration with current and future NATO C4I systems.

Terma has participated at NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) with BMD-Flex for several years. NATO CWID participation has significantly helped keeping the development of BMD-Flex on track and is used as the primary integration test opportunity with respect to system-to-system tests.
Source : Terma A/S

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