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Northrop aims for Marine aviation C2 award

Sept. 5, 2012 at 3:48 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has entered the competition to modernize the U.S. Marine Corps' Common Aviation Command and Control System.

Northrop Grumman said its cost-effective offering is built around enhanced communications, processing and display systems and integrates critical sensor and data communication capabilities, such as Link 16, the Composite Tracking Network and AN/TPS-59 and AN/TPS-63 radars.

"In addition to meeting all CAC2S requirements, Northrop Grumman's best-value solution is a truly expeditionary package that can perform direct air support center functions while on the move," said Pat Camacho, vice president of integrated command, control, communications and intelligence systems for Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

"All core electronics components are integrated on Humvee platforms and preconfigured with data and communications capability between the operations center and antenna hill."

The CAC2S will replace dissimilar legacy systems with a common, open, modular, scalable design based on proven, high-technology readiness level hardware and software components.

The company said its system can scale up to the much larger Tactical Aviation Command and Control Center variant without additional core electronics equipment at the operations center.

A proposal for the development and integration phase of the project has been submitted, the company said.

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