ThalesRaytheonSystems and Lockheed to co-develop territorial ballistic missile defence capabilities

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ThalesRaytheonSystems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lockheed Martin to develop territorial ballistic missile defence capabilities for Nato’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS).

The programme will improve Nato’s capability to manage ballistic missile attacks.

ThalesRaytheonSystems CEO Eric Marceau said: “This MoU is the follow-on of a project that began in 2008 when we decided to work together with Lockheed Martin to develop the Nato theatre ballistic missile defence capability.

“We are committed to expanding this partnership into territorial missile defence. This will provide our customer, Nato, with the systems it needs to protect all the populations and territories covered within the European alliance.”

The ballistic missile defence planning capability was developed by Lockheed Martin through its Defense Design System (DDS).

ThalesRaytheonSystems will serve as prime contractor and system integrator for the territorial defence solution, which will combine operational experience and components from different partners.

ThalesRaytheonSystems is a joint venture established between Thales and Raytheon.

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