Omnyx system

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to upgrade the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s national air command, control and communications infrastructure to help safeguard the country’s airspace.

Awarded by the US Air Force as part of a $26m foreign military sales contract, the company will provide its Omnyx system to deliver an integrated, real-time air picture across multiple command centres and several remote sites for the Jordanian armed forces.

Integrating sensor, voice and data communications, the Omnyx system is capable of gathering information from radars and other data links to provide interoperability throughout the Royal Jordanian Air Force and other elements of the country’s armed forces.

The system will assist in detecting incoming air traffic and equip the service with capabilities required to perform airspace management, air sovereignty and air defence missions.

Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business director of C4 Systems John Nikolai said: "Omnyx serves as the backbone for information flow among command centers, enabling Jordanian military personnel to track and identify aircraft, evaluate any threats, and initiate or monitor airborne engagements.

"The system will provide enhanced situational awareness of Jordanian airspace at all times."

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Similar command and control systems have also been successfully deployed by the company in Iraq, Kazakhstan and Taiwan, as well as to ten North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries.

Image: Omnyx system will help Jordan to better safeguard the country’s airspace. Photo: courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corporation.