Selex ES and Lockheed Martin provide wireless infrastructure for new NATO HQ

Selex working with Lockheed Martin to install active network infrastructure including wireless voice, data communication systems and IP TV services at Brussels HQ

Selex ES and Lockheed Martin provide wireless infrastructure for new NATO HQ

Selex ES has teamed up with Lockheed Martin to implement the network infrastructure for NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is on Lockheed Martin’s team that will provide   the   Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) for NATO’s new headquarters.

Under  a  three-year  contract, which can be extended up to a further five years  for  operation  and  maintenance  activities,  Selex ES will work with Lockheed Martin to implement secure communication services throughout the  new  NATO  building,  including  wireless voice and data communication systems  and  IP  television  services  for  users’ devices. NATO staff and National Delegations will be supported with state-of-the-art capabilities and will be allowed to use their preferred method of communication easily, reliably and securely.

Moreover,  Selex  ES  will  provide  expertise to assist Lockheed Martin to navigate  the  security  accreditation  process  in  compliance  with  NATO criteria, provide the lead for testing of the overall infrastructure, and provide  engineering  and  technical  support in a number of defined areas.

Selex ES solutions has already been chosen to protect NATO against cyberspace  threats: the company was awarded a contract in February 2012 to develop, implement  and  support  the  NATO  Computer  Incident  Response Capability  (NCIRC)  -  Full  Operating  Capability (FOC).

NCIRC - FOC will enhance information assurance to around 50 NATO sites and headquarters throughout 28 countries. All the solutions offered within the ANWI program are totally integrated with the NCIRC architecture.

The ANWI contract is a demonstration of a growing partnership in the security domain between Selex ES and NATO, besides the traditional areas of collaborations as: air defense radars and communications, Link 16 systems or data exchange at 29,000 ft, modernization of Satellite Ground Station and AGS (Alliance Ground Surveillance).

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