12 June 2014
The system that allows the US Marines to coordinate flying operations for all air assets has been modernized by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).
The Theater Battle Management Core System within the US Marine Corps Tactical Air Command Center was upgraded with the Marine Corps Air Mission Planner application to provide the Marines with a modernized mission planning application to better plan and execute aviation operations.
Developed by Lockheed Martin, TBMCS is the primary system for coordinating and executing the air campaign. It links the command and control systems for the United States Air Force, United States Navy, and United States Marine Corps, and integrates with ground systems for the Army systems, enabling coordinated, synchronized air battle management.
In a joint development test consisting of Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force personnel, the Marine Corps Air Mission Planner was formally evaluated in March 2014 at the Ryan Center at Langley, AFB in Virginia. The planner successfully passed the most rigorous test environment that TBMCS had seen in several years.
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