Raytheon Company announced on 13 December that it has completed design, development, and testing of its Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system, which will be fitted onto the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs).
The CEC, which was described as a real-time ‘sensor-netting’ system that brings together radar data into a single integrated air picture from geographically dispersed ships, aircraft, and ground-based units, will be certified by the US Navy (USN) for its first international installation, said the company in a statement.
The equipment, which includes certified hardware and software, will be transferred to Australia for installation on HMAS Hobart and Brisbane in the coming months, followed by an extensive integration, test, and evaluation period.
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