Lockheed Martin will continue to provide support and management for a system that provides information to U.S. commanders and partner nations about missile events.

The defense giant won a $21.5 million award from the U.S. government for a single year. The potential value of the contract for a five-year period is $78 million.

Known as the U.S. Air Force’s Electronics System Center, Space C2 and Surveillance Division – or SEWS – the mission, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, has evolved in the years since the company first received the contract, said Cliff Spier, vice president of C2 Solutions for Lockheed Martin.

“We’ll continue to ensure that the SEWS program provides agile, affordable and timely missile event data to our COCOMS and our partner nations,” he said in a press release.

SEWS is currently installed in 37 sites around the world, and the system provides support to three areas of responsibility: U.S. European Command, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command regions.

The team will provide engineering and administrative support of the SEWS program in the areas of foreign military sales case development, International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR)/export control, releasability planning, equipment acquisition, configuration management, equipment installation, maintenance/sustainment, and research and development initiatives.

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