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Lockheed to build interconnected net at NATO HQ

Sep. 11, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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Lockheed Martin was won a contract, worth up to $100 million, for the Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) at NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels. The company may also be retained to maintain the network for five years, according to a Lockheed Martin press release.

ANWI will include an “infrastructure to service over 4,500 users at the Alliance’s headquarters and support up to an additional 1,500 conference visitors,” said Lockheed Martin. “Among the items Lockheed Martin’s team will provide to NATO include four integrated security networks interoperable with other NATO nations; cross domain information assurance solutions for secure, seamless interconnectivity; a robust, modern, high availability data centre; and comprehensive unified communication and collaboration services.”

“We will work in partnership with the NCI [NATO Communications and Information] 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,” said Angela Heise, vice president of Enterprise IT Solutions for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. The Lockheed-led ANWI team includes several U.S. and European companies, including SELEX Elsag, Prodata Systems, Dell, Microsoft and Cisco.

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