LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI)
The Active Network Infrastructure for NATO's new headquarters is to be designed by Lockheed Martin under a contract worth more than $100 million.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions said the award includes options for the company to also maintain the new network for a period of five years.
"Lockheed Martin is honored to work with the NATO Communications and Information Agency to ensure the new headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) reflects the alliance's mission and modern role in the 21st century," said Angela Heise, vice president of Enterprise IT Solutions for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions.
"As the leading provider of advanced information systems, security, and services we will work in partnership with the NCI Agency team to create a modern network where personnel can use their preferred method of communication easily, reliably and securely – no matter what network, application or device they choose to use."
Lockheed Martin said its team's work for the project will include developing an infrastructure to service more than 4,500 users at NATO headquarters and its conference visitors, provide four integrated security networks interoperable with other NATO nations; and provide cross-domain information assurance solutions for secure, seamless inter-connectivity.
A data center, comprehensive unified communications and collaboration services will also be provided.