TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 31, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — Two software products developed by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) subsidiary Raytheon Solipsys are key components of a recently fielded system managing airspace in Iraq. The Battlespace Command and Control Center (BC3) employed by the U.S. Central Command for airspace management in Iraq uses the Raytheon Solipsys advanced track fusion engine, Multi-Source Correlator Tracker (MSCT), and tactical visualization powered by the Tactical Display Framework (TDF). Since its deployment to Iraq, BC3 successfully completed operational testing and was fielded in February 2008 in response to an urgent capabilities need for an improved command and control system to manage U.S. and coalition air traffic in Iraq.
"With MSCT and TDF serving as the foundation of BC3, the Air Force is better able to manage airspace over Iraq by integrating multiple radars and displaying all air traffic," said Mark Trenor, president of Raytheon Solipsys. "With the fielding and testing of BC3, the Air Force airspace management controllers and mission crews have gained a much more detailed view of aircraft flying in an active Iraqi war zone. Also, it has the capability to integrate ground movements in the future."
BC3 was designed, built, tested and delivered in less than a year by a team of contractors working for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab with Global War on Terrorism funding. The system also includes two BC3 Mobile Training Systems. These movable assets were designed to train U.S. Air Force crews in the U.S. and Europe who will be deploying to Iraq.
Raytheon Solipsys, a wholly owned Raytheon Company subsidiary expert in the design and develop of command and control software, is part of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. IDS is Raytheon’s leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
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