Lockheed Martin and ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS, a joint venture between Thales and Raytheon) have announced a strengthening of their partnership arrangement to provide NATO with a territorial ballistic missile defence (BMD) command-and-control (C2) capability.
In July 2017, the companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop territorial BMD capabilities for NATO’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS). A new teaming agreement was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2018. Jane’s understands that that this agreement now precludes either partner from working with others on NATO territorial BMD.
The programme is intended to improve NATO’s capability to manage ballistic missile attacks for all the alliance’s European members.