Military Embedded Systems

Data fusion and digital ecosystems to achieve robust situational awareness


May 19, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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TAMPA, Fla. CAE announced that CAE USA has won a contract valued at more than $135 million, including options, by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to lead integration efforts for the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Global Situational Awareness initiative. USSOCOM has exercised the first option of the contract valued at more than $19 million.

Last year, CAE USA was among several companies awarded an initial prototype contract to demonstrate the capability of leveraging a digital ecosystem to fuse data from a variety of sources to deliver a common operational picture (COP). 

Following further evaluation of prototypes demonstrated during research and development, the company claims that USSOCOM selected CAE USA to lead the integration and architecture development efforts under a program called Mission Command System/Common Operational Picture (MCS/COP). 

The scalable, next-generation Mission Command System will aim to unify the SOF enterprise through the creation of an integrated COP, which will be designed to deliver enhanced and improved global situational awareness.

According to officials, SOCOM’s Mission Command System will incorporate new solutions developed by CAE that integrate mission operations in a single synthetic environment.


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