$24.7M to Let U.S. Commanders Plan & Wage Real-Time War Online
The Rocky Mountain News reports that the U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin’s Colorado Springs operations a $24.7 million contract to keep developing the Web-Enabled Execution Management Capability system. The $24.7 million award follows an initial contract totaling $8.4 million.
This online system would link all of the current services, allowing their commanders to plan and carry out battlefield “strike missions” and search-and- rescue operations in real time. Military brass would be able to log on from ships, air operations centers or forward deployed command posts.