DRS Launches the C4insight Integrated C4ISR Management System
DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica Company, announced that its DRS Tactical Systems (DRS TS) division has launched the C4InSight™ Integrated C4ISR Management System at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla.
Developed and manufactured by DRS TS, C4InSight™ delivers an integrated C4ISR management system. It enables commanders and platform operators to control and interface with sensors, communications equipment, mission command applications, navigational devices, and platform vetronics from any workstation in the platform. All of the voice, video and data from these platform devices can be connected across the tactical network with adjacent platforms, remote command posts, higher headquarters and, when desired, with coalition partners.
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C4InSight™ is the latest in DRS TS’ line of ultra-rugged, MIL-STD qualified hardware and software solutions. It builds on its legacy as the premier supplier of over 200,000 platform computing devices and peripherals for the US Army Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program.
At the core of C4InSight™ is the DRS Data Distribution Unit (DDU) and the Mission Command Software Suite (MCSS). These components can be employed to interoperate with existing platform displays and computers, or can be augmented by a suite of available DRS TS products, such as the Joint Platform Tablet (JPT) computer and Scorpion™ handheld devices.
In addition to providing new capabilities to integrate various platform C4ISR devices, C4InSight™ also achieves significant reductions in Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C). The modular, open architecture is consistent with the Army’s Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) efforts as well as the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Mobile Distributed C4ISR Architecture (MDCA) objectives. It provides a scalable, cost-effective and integrated C4ISR management system to meet current tactical platform modernization objectives as well as future platform C4ISR requirements.
First deployed to meet the C4ISR management requirements of USSOCOM’s Family of Special Operations Vehicles (FOSOV), C4InSight™ addresses the challenges of tactical platform C4ISR modernization by providing a greater allocation of already constrained space on FOSOV vehicles. C4InSight’s™ capability to control and manage an array of peripherals allows for the reduction of redundant hardware. It also enables device consolidation on platforms where installing additional hardware is extremely limited, such as the US Army’s fleet of tracked combat vehicles.
“DoD Program Managers and platform original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will be able to take advantage of DRS Technologies’ most rugged and sophisticated platform C4ISR management system when they integrate C4InSight™ into their platforms,” says Mike Sarrica, vice president and general manager of DRS Tactical Systems.
“For nearly two decades, DRS has developed and fielded platform networking and computing technology for America’s Warfighters and first responders. Now, these advanced technologies are available as a fully integrated architecture to aid the military and other agencies to deliver a state-of-the-art network with Mission Command On-the-Move (MCOTM) capabilities. This is also available to OEMs battling for a significant competitive edge in the C4ISR marketplace," added Sarrica.
Source : DRS Technologies Inc., A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)