Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management tool is the only electronic warfare planning and management tool to demonstrate interoperability with not only third-party software, but an entire system with completely different architecture.
A recent demonstration integrated CEMBM into Raptor-X, an electronic warfare asset management tool used by the Marine Corps, building a foundation for information sharing across the joint battlespace. CEMBM extends cyber and electromagnetic spectrum awareness capabilities into Raytheon's Electronic Warfare Program Management Tool, a U.S. Army program of record since 2014.
"We've achieved an interoperability breakthrough with CEMBM," said Frank Pietryka, director, Airborne Information Operations, at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "This type of community access to EWPMT-managed data means we can reach across services and produce a shared operating picture."
CEMBM can quickly provide legacy systems with a common interface, reducing end-user training and support. Raptor-X-managed sensor data can be used with EWPMT situational awareness and geospatial information management capabilities.
CEMBM's open architecture allows for the rapid deployment of new EW and cyber techniques to manage temporal, geospatial and data-driven events. It can employ streaming data to trigger response, execute jobs, enhance resources and manage data.
"CEMBM offers a near-real-time ability to respond to threats automatically or with a person on the loop," said Pietryka. "This ability to choose how to respond accommodates complexity in planned execution for deliberate and dynamic targets during the mission."
CEMBM, already at Technology Readiness Level-7, is building on its 2016 participation in military exercises as it is further developed for future exercises, a risk-reduction and technology maturation effort for EWPMT and a variety of customer applications. Raytheon will add new capabilities drawn from industry, including small businesses, academia and government research laboratories in future iterations.
Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Nov 28, 2016