Raytheon’s Naval & Maritime Integrated Systems (N&MIS) business unit has received a US Marine Corps contract worth potentially $160 million dollars for the next generation Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S).
According to a statement CAC2S will provide a common set of hardware and software that will replace the Marine Corps’ current Tactical Air Command Centre, Tactical Air Operations Centre, Direct Air Support Centre, Low Altitude Air Defence Battalion, and Marine Air Traffic Control System functions.
The system is also said to incorporate new technologies for conducting combat identification and theatre ballistic missile defence. The first award is a Cost Plus Fixed Fee contract of just under $5 million for the program development risk reduction phase.
Principal design activity will occur at N&MIS’ Expeditionary Warfare Centre in San Diego. Raytheon’s Command Control Communication and Information (C3I) Systems business will provide production capability for CAC2S in Texas.