Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)
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PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE INTEGRATED WARFARE SYSTEMS WASHINGTON DC
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The Cooperative Engagement Capability CEC increases overall Naval Air Defense capabilities by integrating sensors and weapon assets into a single, integrated, real-time network which expands the battlespace enhances situational awareness increases depth of fire and enables longer intercept ranges and improves decision and reaction times. CEC is a real-time sensor netting system that enables high quality situational awareness and Integrated Fire Control IFC capability, which revolutionizes naval air defense by providing improved accuracy, continuity, and identification consistency. This sensor netting system significantly improves Naval Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups Area Air Defense capabilities by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC Cooperating Units CUs. CEC fuses the distributed data from shipboard, airborne, Composite Tracking Network CTN ground mobile units, Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System JLENS, and select coalition partners into a single fire control quality air track picture. Radar measurement data from individual CUs within a CEC equipped force are transmitted to other CUs using the Line-Of-Sight Data Distribution System. A variety of automated network configurations are possible since CEC terminals provide highly directional, point-to-point data exchanges. The CEC system distributes data between sensor and weapon assets to create a single, distributed, integrated air picture that supports and enables IFC. Individual sensors on all platforms in a CEC network are used in a cooperative manner as a distributed system to obtain track information to form a single, real-time composite track. This real time composite tracking enables CEC to support Theater Air and Missile Defense allowing coordination of Naval and Joint sensor system assets among CEC-equipped ships, aircraft, and land platforms.
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