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U.S. Marine Corps command and control system passes test

Common Aviation Command and Control System or CAC2S, recently completed an operational test.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
U.S. Marine Corps command and control system passes test
General Dynamics Mission Systems' Common Aviation Command and Control System recently completed a U.S. Marine Corps operational test, the company announced Wednesday. An AV-8B Harrier jet is shown flying over a fielding of the system in 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Mission Systems' Common Aviation Command and Control System recently completed a U.S. Marine Corps operational test, the company announced Wednesday.

The successful test was undertaken during a Marine Corps weapons and tactics instructor course in Arizona, General Dynamics said in a statement.

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Also known as CAC2S, the system is a command and control system that integrates information from various aerial and ground-based radar systems and sensors to enable greater interoperability.

It is used by the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and visually combines ground and aviation command and control data for increased situational awareness and quicker decision making.

The course is as close to actual combat as training allows.

CAC2S can be scaled from small, expeditionary operations to large operations conducted by air, sea or land.

General Dynamics has worked with the Marine Corps on the program since 2012.

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