TRS Prime, a subsidiary of ThalesRaytheonSystems was awarded a contract by the NATO ACCS Management Agency (NACMA) for enhancements to the NATO Air Command and Control System
as part of the Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defense program1 being developed for the protection of deployed troops inside and outside of NATO Territory.
The Air Command and Control System Theatre Missile Defense 1 Initial Operational Capability (ACCS TMD1 IOC) programmed is for the Preliminary System Definition phase. It will be followed by a second phase consisting of the development, integration and testing of two increments leading to an Initial Operational Capability.
“As the NATO Lisbon summit declared, the scope of NATO’s ALTBMD will be expanded beyond the protection of NATO deployed forces to also protect NATO European populations, territory and forces,” said Dr. Dr. van der Giet, General Manager NACMA. “The command and control enhancements developed under the ACCS TMD1 IOC programmed provide a foundation to be leveraged in the future for Missile Defense.”
TRS Prime will lead an industrial team of 11 partners2 to enhance the ACCS LOC1 programmed adding Ballistic Missile Defense functionalities within its deployable entities3. “ThalesRaytheonSystems is extremely honored to be a partner in providing unparalleled technology and expertise against ballistic missiles,” said Jack Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems, at the contract signature event attended by NATO in Brussels on 31st January.
The new functionality developed under the contract will provide sensor and weapon system configuration, management and coverage, air and missile track processing, dissemination, classification, display and alerting. It will also provide weapon system status, engagement, monitoring and control.