CAC2S in operational test
General Dynamics Mission Systems' Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) has successfully provided users with an integrated operational picture during a US Marine Corps (USMC) operational test, the company announced on 21 September.
The test took place during a USMC Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in Yuma, Arizona.
CAC2S is a command and control (C2) system that integrates information from ground-based and aerial radar systems and sensors for joint interoperability.
CAC2S is used by the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to visually combine aviation and ground C2 data for greater situational awareness and faster decision-making, allowing marines at all echelons to see, plan and respond to operational changes in real time.
The system consolidates the existing functionality of the Marine Air Command and Control Systems into one system, and can be scaled from small, expeditionary operations to large-scale operations conducted by air, sea or on land.
Bill Weiss, vice president and general manager of ground systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems, said: ‘Commanders now have the ability to see an integrated air-ground picture in their task-organised command and control centres, adapting to operational situations as they develop.’
CAC2S was developed with an open architecture approach, enabling capability enhancements and technology insertion if required.
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