BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE U.S. MARINE CORPS WITH IMPROVED EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS PLANNING CAPABILITY
SAN DIEGO - A BAE Systems-led team will develop a mission planning capability to more effectively deploy U.S. Marines and amphibious fleets to crisis centers around the world.
The BAE Systems team, which also includes L-3 Communications and Moebius Solutions, will develop a distributed Expeditionary Operations Planning (EOP) software architecture for the Marine Corps. The software will automate the Marines' rapid-response planning process to increase the effectiveness of the service's Expeditionary Strike Group. Expeditionary Strike Groups are a mix of amphibious assault vehicles and Marines that provide highly mobile, self-sustaining forces for a wide variety of military missions.
"The EOP capability will give Marine Corps and Navy planners the ability to coordinate all assets of an operation, from ship to shore, and rapidly re-plan in response to changing needs," said Jim Rower, BAE Systems' acting vice president for Defense Systems in San Diego.
The EOP contract was awarded under a Mission Planning Enterprise Contract managed by the U.S. Air Force.
EOP will work within the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) framework. JMPS is a cooperative software development effort between the Air Force and Navy to centralize mission planning across military branches.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.
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