WOOD DALE, Ill., 10 Oct. 2008. AAR Brown International in Wood Dale, Ill., has tested the Battlespace Command and Control Center (BC3) for U.S. Central Command Air Forces (AFCENT) and delivered the system to the U.S. Air Force.
The BC3 system was developed to support Air Force Central Command's Warfighter Urgent Capabilities Need (WUCN) request to replace a legacy air control capability. BC3 presents the Air Force with command and control (C2) to control aircraft and manage air space in Iraq and Afghanistan.
AAR Brown based the BC3 on existing technology that has integrated on a smaller scale in U.S. Army and Air Force Tactical Operation Centers (TOC). A vehicle-mounted BC3 Mobile Training System was delivered to Air Force Command and Control Units in late January 2008.
The BC3 presents software enhancements and a robust combat capability since its predecessor was first fielded in support of NORAD's air defense operations following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For more information contact AAR Brown online at www.aarcorp.com.