Command Control Battle Management Communications (C2BMC)

Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) System

The Missile Defense Agency conducts multiple operational and developmental tests each year to test various aspects of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). To provide multiple opportunities to destroy hostile missiles in all phases of flight, the BMDS uses an integrated, "layered" architecture. The integrating element and foundation for that architecture is the Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications system.

As the “S” in the Ballistic Missile Defense System, C2BMC links the multitude of terrestrial, space and sea-based sensors and weapons systems into an integrated system-of-systems to provide a common view of potential or current threats across the globe Through C2BMC BMDS weapons systems are able to engage and intercept missiles leveraging launch-on-remote sensor data capability, which significantly increases the defended area that the weapon system can negate the missile threat.

Operationally fielded since 2004, C2BMC supports continuous operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. By linking regional, theater and national commands into a single strategic command & control weapon system, C2BMC provides a global view of the battlespace. This enables commanders at all levels to systematically plan, collectively see and dynamically manage designated networked sensors and weapons systems to achieve global and regional mission objectives.


As leader of the C2BMC team, Lockheed Martin directs a partnership of highly responsive industry leaders developing and fielding the backbone of America’s missile defense. Together, this national team supports the design, development, test, integration and fielding of hardware and software elements that enable the BMDS to function effectively and continually. 

C2BMC capabilities include:

  • Planning capability to optimally locate sensors and weapons systems to counter identified threats
  • Situational awareness of the evolving battle and status of defensive assets at all leadership levels
  • Battle management to optimally pair sensors and shooters for effective defense against multiple threats and efficient BMDS asset utilization and engagement
  • Sensor netting to detect, identify, track, and discriminate threats
  • Global engagement management to enable warfighters to adjust our defenses to the emerging battle
  • Global communications networks to efficiently manage and distribute essential data

C2BMC: One of the FIRST systems to integrate systems across domains for synchronized effects


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