Huntsville, Alabama. 12 August 2019. A $249 million contract has been awarded to Lockheed Martin by Missile Defence Agency to support the ballistic missile defence modeling and simulation processes. Lockheed will handle the 24×7 readiness of BMDS against current evolving threats by continually assessing system configurations, engagement conditions and target phenomena under the MASC-F. Work on the MASC-F program will be performed at Lockheed Martin’s Huntsville, Alabama facility.
“Testing the different elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System together is an extremely complicated process. MASC-F will enable the MDA to run ‘what-if’ scenarios before fielding new configurations to ensure the warfighter gets the most effective system possible,” asserted JD Hammond, Vice-President of C4ISR Systems at Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed will deliver additional elements and tools to back the agency’s modeling and simulation framework and deliver critical data to review the operational effectiveness and survivability of the BMDS and its parts under MASC-F. MASC-F will feature computer-based tools, modeling, algorithms and analysis techniques. MASC-F will enable the integration of real-world hardware and constructive models from each of the BMDS program elements into one system.
Under MASC-F, Lockheed Martin will increase the system’s foundational simulation framework. The Lockheed Martin-led team includes the following subcontract teammates- Northrop Grumman, Dynetics, CohesionForce, PeopleTec, Penta Research, Corvid Technologies, Archarithms, ISYS Technologies and M&M Technical Services Inc.