Raytheon developing CCEWIF wargame tool
Raytheon will develop an automated tool that assesses the effectiveness of using kinetic and non-kinetic weapons in wargames, the company announced on 16 February. The work will be carried out under a contract awarded by the US Missile Defense Agency.
The system will be designed to teach participants which weapons to use in different training scenarios, in order to better prepare soldiers for the battlefield. For example, to provide probabilities of success for using different cyber, electronic warfare and munition options to take out an enemy ballistic missile before, during and after launch.
Raytheon's Coordinated Cyber/Electronic Warfare Integrated Fires (CCEWIF) programme uses analytics to assess the probabilities of success within a wargame scenario, using a mix of kinetic and non-kinetic options. Raytheon will deliver an initial CCEWIF wargame tool by early 2018.
CCEWIF ingests real-world data about threats, kinetic and non-kinetic effects to generate realistic simulations. The system then provides probabilities of success, predicted battle damage to the target and confidence values for those predictions.
Todd Probert, VP of mission support and modernisation at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, said: 'This really is a first of its kind tool that brings together automation, analytics and cyber capabilities. This unique programme will give our military an edge in today's digital battlespace when seconds count and they need options and answers fast.'
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