Raytheon to continue Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) production under $25.5 million contract

Posted by John Keller

WASHINGTON, 3 March 2010. Systems designers at the Raytheon Co. Network Centric Systems segment in St. Petersburg, Fla., are continuing production of U.S. Navy Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) systems under terms of a $25.5 million contract announced Tuesday.

CEC distributes sensor and weapons data from existing systems by fusing tracking data from participating sensors and distributing it to all other participants using identical algorithms to create one common air defense tactical display, or "air picture," which is based on all sensor data available.

CEC is designed to provide early detection and consistent tracking of air threats such as cruise missiles, manned aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles. CEC is based on a high-bandwidth military communications system with electronic countermeasures that blends in the global positioning system (GPS).

Raytheon will do the work in Largo, Fla.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Dallas; and McKinney, Texas, and will be finished with this contract by January 2012. Awarding the contract were officials of U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington.

For more information contact Raytheon Network Centric Systems online at www.raytheon.com/businesses/ncs.

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