|ThalesRaytheonSystems Selected for Marine Corps CAC2S Phase II Demonstration Program|
FULLERTON, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ThalesRaytheonSystems Co. LLC has been selected to demonstrate a prototype system for the U.S. Marine Corps. The prototype contract for the Common Aviation Command and Control System, or CAC2S, is valued at $5 million.
"We are reaching across industry to offer the Marines a technically compliant, scalable, affordable, low-risk capability for its CAC2S program," said Kim Kerry, chief executive officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems, U.S. Operations. "With 45 years of experience in C2 systems around the world, including numerous mobile systems, we have innovative technologies that have been proved in operational systems. We can provide both ends of the spectrum - innovation and proven success."
ThalesRaytheonSystems will demonstrate its proposed CAC2S system in approximately eight months at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
ThalesRaytheonSystems is a world leader in providing fixed and deployable air command and control systems to the world's defense forces, including those of NATO, the United States and France. The company provides the U.S. Air Force with the Battle Control System (BCS), the command and control system for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). BCS is the NORAD system of record.
With headquarters in Fullerton, Calif., ThalesRaytheonSystems is a major U.S. defense contractor currently working programs in support of all U.S. services, NATO and 28 international customers.
Formed nine years ago, ThalesRaytheonSystems is an international company specializing in air defense systems, command and control systems, 3D air defense radars, and battlefield and counter-battery radars. The company employs 1,600 people and is equally owned by Raytheon and Thales.
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