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General Dynamics secures CAC2S contract

4th September 2017 - 02:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Dynamics Mission Systems has won a full-rate production contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for the Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) programme, the company announced on 30 August.

The four-year contract is worth approximately $105 million.

CAC2S is a command and control system designed to integrate information from various aerial and ground-based radar systems and sensors to allow a common, real time air picture. Used by the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, CAC2S visually combines ground and aviation command and control data for greater situational awareness and quick decision-making.

CAC2S combines the existing functionality of the seven marine air command and control systems into one system. Developed using an open architecture, technology insertion and capability enhancements will be easy to implement and instinctive to use, which helps users at any level to view, plan and respond to operational changes in real time.

Bill Weiss, ground systems VP and general manager at General Dynamics Mission Systems, said: ‘Mission Systems will provide the marine air command and control team and aviators with an integrated air-ground picture that allows them to adapt quickly in any size operation.

‘CAC2S will help marines at any echelon to plan and execute their missions faster and more effectively.’

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