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C4ISR | Contracts - Awards | IT - Networks & Bandwidth | Lockheed Martin | New Systems Tech | Northrop-Grumman | Raytheon | Space | USA

Lockheed’s Team Wins $2.02 Bn TSAT-TMOS Contract

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NOC example(click to view full) Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions in San Jose, CA received a $2.02 billion cost-plus award fee contract for the Transformational Satellite (TSAT) Communications’ ground-based Mission Operations System (TMOS). Consortia led by Raytheon and Northrop-Grumman had also been competing for this award. So what’s TMOS all about? TMOS is expected to provide operational and network management for the TSAT Space and Ground communications segments, connecting the USA’s future TSAT SS ultra-high-bandwidth satellite backbone into the US military’s future Global Information Grid. Raytheon: C4ISR Future?(click to view full) The TMOS network will give the U.S. military’s overall Transformational Communications Architecture (TCA) the ability to act as a broadband, on-demand global Internet based on IP, incorporating key emerging network technologies like quality of service provisioning and bandwidth guarantees in the bargain. TMOS will provide circuit/packet mission planning and policy management, external network coordination, network operations and management, key management, and Situational Awareness-Common Operational Picture in a secure environment, fully incorporating cyber-security. The Pentagon says that awarding TMOS now decreases TSAT program risk by providing an integrating construct for network architecture and design, and allows the awarded contractor to begin work on formal network interface definitions and specifications. […]

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