Lockheed Martin Information Systems has been awarded the US Air Force’s Theatre Aerospace Command and Control Facility (TACCSF) operations and maintenance contract worth approximately $25 million over the next five years with potential for growth to 10 years.
The contract includes operations and maintenance, hardware, software and systems development as well as studies and analysis for the US Air Force training facility located at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This modelling and simulation training facility, which is said to be the largest human-in-the-loop air defence simulation system in operation, is capable of integrating numerous tactical command and control weapons systems simulations.
The system combines high- fidelity replicas of fielded systems, terrain data, variable weather conditions, and highly accurate threat modules to allow missile crews, F-15 aircrews, and command and control personnel to rapidly train and prepare for specific operations.
TACCSF is a distributed interactive simulations modelling and simulation facility that creates actual combat operations scenarios including aircraft, surface to air missiles, ground based surveillance and tactical command and control.
Extending beyond pilot training, TACCSF operates as a test, evaluation and development centre to examine and improve processes employed during actual wartime.