Evolving Multi-Domain Missile Defense: Increasing C2BMC Capability

Evolving Multi-Domain Missile Defense: Increasing C2BMC Capability
April 05, 2021

Truly integrated missile defense can never be static.

As threats advance, so does the centerpiece of the U.S. Missile Defense System: the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC).


Partnering with the Missile Defense Agency, the C2BMC team increases the system’s  overall capability through an agile development process. C2BMC capability and development occur concurrently, often for multiple spirals, while never interrupting its demanding global mission. These upgrades have entailed everything from integrating new missile defense sensors and systems into the Missile Defense System to increasing the interaction fidelity of current elements.

Currently being integrated into C2BMC through three concurrent program upgrades are the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, the Air Force’s BMD Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Architecture and Space Domain Awareness capability. This underscores C2BMC’s ability to keep pace with evolving mission needs, while remaining the connection point for future technologies such as hypersonics, autonomy and directed energy.

Through the years, enhancements to C2BMC have:

  • MODERNIZED the system’s global foundation into an open, flexible architecture, facilitating the integration of new capabilities and increasing system reliability
  • REDUCED C2BMC’s overall hardware footprint, decreasing operations and maintenance costs and reducing total system life cycle costs for the MDA
  • PROVIDED increased capacity to handle larger and more complicated threats by enhancing C2BMC’s sophisticated track processing, sensor and battle management algorithms to optimize how C2BMC processes data from all the MDS elements 
  • EXTENDED the effective range of the Aegis Weapon System with an engage on remote capability that enables Aegis to engage threats based on data provided entirely from C2BMC 
  • DEVELOPED a concurrent training system that allows Combatant Commands to train, test and rehearse mission scenarios while the system is in an operational state or “on alert”
  • IMPROVED sensor to shooter capabilities to allow better debris mitigation, boost phase cueing and improved situational awareness for users
  • DEPLOYED C2BMC to more than 30 locations around the world, including the U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Strategic Command
  • IMPROVED Allied integration of systems and information flow in all theaters