C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

New wargaming tool assesses impact of using kinetic/non-kinetic weapons

23 February 2017

Raytheon has developed a wargaming tool to enable forces to assess the impact of employing kinetic and non-kinetic weapons as well as help commanders develop concept of operations (CONOPS) for merging the two together.

The warfighters of today have a good understanding of how and when to use kinetic weapons (such as missiles), and the effect they will gain from it, Todd Probert, vice-president of mission support and modernisation for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, told Jane's on 20 February.

"All our current CONOPS are kinetic and kinetic types of engagement," Probert noted.

"We built a tool to help go work through the 'what ifs' and wargame what and how you might want to employ these new domains [cyber and electronic warfare] into the fight," he said.

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