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WDS 2022: Details emerge on Egypt's RISC3 C5I system

A new version of Egypt's domestically developed RISC command-and-control system has been developed, integrating civil air traffic, deconflicting artillery fires with air traffic, and covering the naval domain as well. (Janes/Charles Forrester)

Egypt's Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI) is exhibiting the latest generation of its domestically developed Radar Integration and Surveillance Combined Command Centre (RISC) command, control, communications, computers, cyber, and intelligence (C5I) suite, known as RISC3, at the World Defense Show in Riyadh.

The Egyptian military operates a disparate fleet of aircraft from a variety of countries, including French Dassault Rafales, American Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds, Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, as well as Russian-made MiG-29M/M2 aircraft. As a result, distributing data that comes from a wide variety of standards and security is a complex task.

The RISC2 C4 system was first revealed in 2018, and was developed by Egyptian engineers from AOI to help overcome the challenges created in force management and control, and has now been upgraded to integrate civil air traffic management, naval platforms and systems, as well as deconflicting artillery fires from flight paths.

Up to 48 workstations can be accommodated by the system, and can take inputs from up to 24 primary and secondary radars, as well as Mode-S and ADS-B transmitters. Up to 2,000 system tracks can be monitored, with up to 1,000 processing plots created by the system.

The system is further protected by the ZETA-2H firewall, which can allow for a Type Q set-up that creates a quarantine barrier for inbound data, or a standard Type D network.

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