BAE Software to Link Air, Land, Sea Sensors and Weapons

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tapped BAE Systems to develop management software that connects military sensors and land, air, and sea weapons.

With a total value of $24.9 million, the contract is part of the service’s Mission-Integrated Network Control (MINC) project to create a secure network overlay to support multi-domain kill webs.

The software would ensure that critical data reaches the right user at the right time using secure control of any available communications or networking resources in contested environments.

Once the software is developed, the ability to connect sensors to shooters could replace the manual configuration of tactical networks and help address the military’s limited inter-networking capabilities.

Additionally, the MINC project will address three critical challenges associated with tactical networks. These include the lack of network interoperability across heterogeneous communications systems, insufficient network capacity, and the inability to reconfigure networks autonomously.

Engineers from BAE Systems will collaborate with Peraton Labs on the contract until July 2025. The work for the contract will be performed in Massachusetts, California, and Virginia.

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