Iraq airspace system uses Raytheon tools

A system that manages airspace in Iraq is using two kinds of software from Raytheon, the company announced today.

The Battlespace Command and Control Center, a system that manages U.S. and coalition air traffic in Iraq, was designed, built, tested and delivered in less than a year by a team of contractors working for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle lab, company representatives said. BC3 uses the Raytheon Solipsys advanced track fusion engine, Multi-Source Correlator Tracker (MSCT), and its tactical visualization powered by the Tactical Display Framework (TDF), Raytheon.

BC3 was fielded in February 2008 with Global War on Terrorism funding, Raytheon representatives said.

'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. 'The Air Force 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.'

The system also includes two BC3 Mobile Training Systems, movable assets designed to train Air Force crews in the U.S. and Europe who will be deploying to Iraq.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.


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