The Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar () capability, employed since 2006 by the ’s to defend coalition forces in the Middle East theater is being expanded, under a recent $71 million contract awarded to Corporation (NYSE:NOC). The new award funds continued development and support of the program.
The system integrates(such as target acquisition and tracking radars), command and control, and visualization tools to detect imminent attacks by rockets and mortars, locate the sources of incoming fire, and issue accurate warning to exposed units. Simultaneously, the C2 system provides correlated track data to the intercept system to negate the incoming RAM threat. Additionally, the C2 system passes Point of Origin and Point of Impact information on to other systems and , queuing them and aiding the proper response.
According to Kelley G. Zelickson, vice president and general manager of target and destroy in-flight rounds in time to meet time-critical operational warfighter needs.’s Tactical Systems Division, the quick-response effort have integrated existing systems into a system-of-systems architecture to quickly deploy additional capabilities. Future enhancements will include the ability to detect, track,
The program began in $38 million contract awarded in October 2005 to, which assisted in the integration, deployment, and installation of the command and control systems architecture and the integration of sensors, command and control and warning systems.