Boeing to demonstrate sensor subsystem

Feb. 24, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Boeing has received a demonstration contract toward development of a sensor subsystem for the U.S. Marine Corps' common aviation command-and-control system.

The sensor subsystem is to help integrate information from various other sensor sources. The one-year demonstration contract for the CAC2S program is worth nearly $5 million.

Boeing said the company's Phantom Works division in California will present its system to the Marines at the conclusion of the award period during a live demonstration at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Other contract deliverables include analysis of transportability, architecture and components.

"We believe our system provides a single integrated air, ground and radar picture that will enhance the joint warfighters' shared awareness, shared understanding and collaborative decision-making," said Darryl Davis, president of Boeing Phantom Works. "We are honored to have the opportunity to demonstrate it to the Marine Corps."

Boeing's system, called the Marine Aviation Command and Control System, provides a fully integrated air-ground battle management suite. Its extensible, open architecture is designed to seamlessly integrate with current and future command and control systems.

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