Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center Wins Department Of Defense Modeling And Simulation Award
ORLANDO, FL, 03/13/2008 -- The U.S. Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) at Kirtland AFB, NM has been awarded the Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Award for Training for significant advancements in exercise delivery and combat training. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) provides advanced distributed simulation support to DMOC, the Air Force's warfighter-in-the-loop simulation facility.
This award validates the great value of the training that is being provided to the warfighter every day by the DMOC, said Brigadier General Steve Hoog, USAF Warfare Center Commander. Realistic, integrated virtual training using high-fidelity models and simulations is no longer the wave of the future, it is the here and now. Through exercises like Virtual Flag, the Air Force's primary venue to train the entire Theater Air Control System from the Air Operations Center to the shooters, the great folks at the DMOC are building and enhancing joint combat capabilities that will increase the likelihood of victory in the next conflict.
DMOC links U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps assets to provide joint distributed training opportunities. The DMOC war gaming infrastructure includes representations of more than 400 computers and 50 local and three dozen wide area networks combined to support an immersive combat synthetic battlespace. This enables the modeling of different weapons and command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
We have a longstanding partnership with DMOC that dates back to September 2001, said Dale Bennett, president of Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support. DMOC is one of the best examples of how we work with our customer to deliver a state-of-the-art training facility, train globally across services and platforms, and optimize warfighter human performance.
In 2007, nearly 2,000 Joint and Coalition warfighters trained in four VIRTUAL FLAG (VF) exercises at DMOC, including an all-time high of 650 participants in VF 08-1, using 26 different weapons systems, from 40 distributed units. DMOC delivered the inaugural Multi National Information Sharing capability for exercise NORTHERN Goshawk, a coalition exercise linking the US-Great Britain and Canada in a common training environment. It also operated Cross Domain Security solutions for the Missile Defense Agency's Defense of the Homeland against the Asymmetric Missile Attack 2007 exercise.
The DOD Modeling and Simulation award recognizes excellence and innovation in developing, improving and using modeling and simulation. Winners were recognized earlier this month at the National Defense Industrial Association Modeling and Simulation Conference in Orlando, Fla. Seven different military organizations received awards this year.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.
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