Lockheed Martin E-10A BMC2 Team Adds Time-Critical Targeting Specialist Zeltech
OWEGO, NY, 09-JUN-03 -- Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have added Zel Technologies LLC (ZELTECH), a leader in intelligence and time-critical targeting technologies, to the Lockheed Martin-led team competing for the U.S. Air Force's E-10A battle management command and control (BMC2) contract. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have added Zel Technologies LLC (ZELTECH), a leader in intelligence and time-critical targeting technologies, to the Lockheed Martin-led team competing for the U.S. Air Force's E-10A battle management command and control (BMC2) contract.
ZELTECH will contribute software development and integration support for intelligence preparation of the battlespace and time-critical targeting - capabilities strategic to the BMC2 subsystem aboard the E-10A Multi-sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A). ZELTECH also will provide subject matter expertise on operational BMC2 issues.
ZELTECH's expertise in time-critical targeting and information management is key to the E-10A's mission to deliver decision-quality, actionable information to onboard decision makers, said Mike Schoultz, Lockheed Martin vice president for MC2. Our team is now well positioned to deliver unparalleled predictive battlespace awareness to the Air Force.
As envisioned for the E-10A MC2A - the Air Force's next-generation battle control aircraft - the BMC2 subsystem will automate sensor data processing tasks currently performed by human operators, presenting a predictive battlespace awareness picture to the airborne commander. The knowledge to make actionable decisions in near-real time will enable the Air Force to significantly shorten the sensor-to-shooter decision cycle.
ZELTECH's time-critical targeting technologies will help airborne commanders positively identify and engage targets faster and more effectively through the BMC2 system. As the prime contractor for the Air Force's Time-Critical Targeting Functionality System, ZELTECH leads the development of targeting applications for areas such as joint target execution and battle damage assessment.
A Small Business Administration certified small / disadvantaged business, ZELTECH was founded in 1988 by Jack Ezzell, a retired Air Force colonel, who has grown a consulting business into a 250-employee technology organization supporting military command and control, battle management, and intelligence operations. The company also is participating in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's Information Assurance and Survivability program.
ZELTECH has proven to the Air Force and other defense customers it has the capability to develop and deliver essential distributed and heterogeneous systems within an open systems architecture, said Justin C. Monger, Raytheon MC2A BMC2 program manager. Clearly the addition of ZELTECH brings yet another best-of-the-best technical specialist to our national industry team.
The Lockheed Martin-led E-10A BMC2 team draws on industry-leading experience in battle management, ISR, and command and control systems. Lockheed Martin is responsible for systems architecture, systems engineering and program management; Raytheon will perform the communications, ISR, and UAV control systems integration; and SAIC heads the modeling and simulation effort. The team also draws on focused domain expertise from L3 Communications, Alphatech, Inc., and Concurrent Technologies Corporation.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2002 sales of $16.8 billion, is an industry leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 76,000 people worldwide. The MC2A programs are managed by Raytheon Company's Space and Airborne Systems business.