Lockheed Martin Receives $26 Million Contract To Help Royal Jordanian Air
Force Control And Defend Its Airspace
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Air Force has awarded
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $26 million foreign military sales contract to
modernize the Royal Jordanian Air Force's national air command, control and
Lockheed Martin will provide the Kingdom of Jordan with an integrated,
real-time air picture across multiple command centers and many remote sites to
better protect the country's airspace.
The system, known as Omnyx™, will combine sensor, voice and data
communications to provide interoperability throughout the Royal Jordanian Air
Force and other elements of Jordan's armed forces. With input from radars and
other data links, the system will assist in detecting incoming air traffic and
also provide the capabilities needed for airspace management, air sovereignty
and air defense missions.
"Omnyx serves as the backbone for information flow among command centers,
enabling Jordanian military personnel to track and identify aircraft, evaluate
any threats, and initiate or monitor airborne engagements," said John Nikolai,
director of C4 Systems for Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems & Sensors
business. "The system will provide enhanced situational awareness of Jordanian
airspace at all times."
Lockheed Martin successfully fielded similar command and control systems in
Iraq, Kazakhstan and Taiwan, in addition to ten North Atlantic Treaty
Organization countries. Omnyx is comprised of 100 percent commercial hardware
and its service oriented architecture and open standards make the system easy
to modify and interoperable with existing and future coalition forces.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
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