Military Embedded Systems

Aviation Command & Control System (AC2S) developed by General Dynamics passes critical design review


February 05, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – A General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team was part of the critical design review of the Aviation Command and Control Subsystem (AC2S), which is a part of the U.S. Marine Corps’ new Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S). Company engineers will now build four AC2S engineering development models (EDM) for use in a CAC2S system for developmental testing and operational assessment.

CAC2S enables Marine Corps operators to share mission-critical sensor, voice, video, and other command and control data during any type of mission. The data sub-system fuses sensor inputs from various sources such as weapon systems, expeditionary radars, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) resources into a high-resolution, real-time display that produces a common operational picture for Marine Air-Ground Task Force commanders and their staffs. CAC2S will replace the old Marine Air Command and Control System.

CAC2S will also reduce "the overall systems inventory, sustainment and training costs associated with the Marine Corps’ expeditionary missions.”

The first EDM was delivered to the Marine Corps in January 2014.

For more information, visit


Featured Companies

General Dynamics Mission Systems

12450 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA