[INLINE] Future Development _________________________________________________________________ Development of CEC beyond IOC includes application to Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) and adaptation of the Common Equipment Set for integration with joint service sensor and weapon systems. Initial studies, including live missile firings based on display level CEC cues, have been done for Hawk. Initial analysis and studies for integration of CEC with the Arsenal Ship, Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, Patriot, Aerostat, and Satellite systems are being or have been conducted. Other applications proposed for CEC include integration with THAAD/GBR, the Airborne laser, and CORPSAM/MEADS. [INLINE] [INLINE] Hawk _________________________________________________________________ Recent exercises demonstrated cueing of Hawk by CEC at the display level, resulting in successful live missile firings at PMRF in February 1996. Cues were provided both to the TPS-59 and to the Hawk High Power Illuminator, based on data from three AEGIS ships offshore. Additional studies are currently underway to provide direct integration. Theater Ballistic Missile Defense _________________________________________________________________ CEC contributes to TBMD by providing a continuous fire control quality track on the TBM from acquisition through splash. Although each ship is only able to maintain track for part of the TBM flight, the CEC composite track, based on all the data, is continuous. Cues based on the composite track allow the downrange ships to detect the target earlier and to maintain track longer. The CEC cues and relay of composite track data will also allow defending ships maximum battle space in which to engage TBMs when the SM-2 Block IVA missile becomes available. [INLINE] JTF-95 TBM Trackex _________________________________________________________________ This is the CEC composite track of a Sergeant missile launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, during Joint Task Force 95 exercises. Contributions to the track were made by USS Anzio, USS Cape St. George, USS Kidd, USS Eisenhower, the CEC Air Unit, and the CEC land site at Dam Neck, Virginia. Connectivity between the units was provided by the CEC Air Unit. [INLINE] USS Anzio has detected the target, and her data, distributed through the net, cues the other units for detection and formation of the composite track. CEC composite track and predicted impact are based on contributions from all the CEC units. The track is continuous from acquisition through splash. [INLINE] ______________________________________________________________________ Return to CEC Table of Contents page [LINK] Prev page ______________________________________________________________________ Updated: 10 Oct 1996 Webmaster
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