Raytheon to demo FoXTEN intelligence platform
Raytheon has received a contract from the US Army to demonstrate its FoXTEN mobile intelligence platform, designed to allow soldiers to collect and access real-time intelligence data in the battlefield, the company announced on 11 April.
According to the company, FoXTEN may be considered as a future mobile component of the army's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS). DCGS is an ISR system that enables soldiers to collect, process and display intelligence information from a variety of sources and sensors.
The army is upgrading its existing DCGS system with a series of new components and capabilities, including the mobile platform.
The FoXTEN software can be loaded onto COTS laptops and deployed by soldiers operating in the field. The system quickly connects soldiers to intelligence from various sources, giving them the real time information they need to make mission decisions across all domains.
The army will conduct a series of operational tests of the FoXTEN software over the next year before making a final procurement decision.
Todd Probert, VP of mission support and modernisation at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, said: ‘Our soldiers need real-time access to intelligence and surveillance data, and FoXTEN is designed to get that information to and from the most remote edges of the battlefield.
‘Our system is intuitive, easy to use and only takes eight hours of training compared to the current system. It's also completely open, allowing the army to integrate new capabilities from any developer. The system is designed from the ground up to be easily upgraded so our soldiers always have the best technology and intelligence in their hands.’
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