General Dynamics announced Friday the team received a potential $61.4 million contract to build the processing and display sensor data subsystems.
The USMC will use the subsystems from the sea, the air and on the ground, said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics’ C4 systems unit.
This contract covers the first increment of phase two for the Marine Corps’ Common Aviation Command and Control System program, intended to provide commanders and their staff a picture of events taking place at sea, in the air and on land during a mission.
General Dynamics designed the subsystem based on commercial-off-the-shelf components, the company said.
Three of the USMC’s air command and control organizations will use the subsystem including the Tactical Air Command Center, the Direct Air Support Center and the Tactical Air Operations Center.
The Tactical Air Command Center manages airspace, the Direct Air Support Center controls air assault and other airborne operations and the Tactical Air Operations Center performs air surveillance and controls air-to-air fighter and air defense operations.