Common Tactical Edge Network for USAF Advanced Battle Management System

Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s CTEN will provide edge networking to help operators enable distributable battle management command and control in highly contested environments to support JADC2 By DA Reporter / 14 Dec 2022
RI&S CTEN

Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) has been selected to develop a Common Tactical Edge Network (CTEN) to support the US Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System.

CTEN will provide edge networking to help operators enable distributable battle management command and control in highly contested environments to support Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

As one of nine companies selected to demonstrate portions of the network, RI&S will build upon advanced networking products previously developed to demonstrate an architecture that enables aerial network interoperability. To support this development, the company will expand its expertise in model-based systems engineering and DevSecOps as the basis for the design to support this development.

“We have a rich history of creating resilient, collaborative and secure networks,” said Paul Meyer, president, Department 22 at RI&S. “This enables us to put forward a solution ready to meet the US Air Force’s need for an interoperable and integrated convergence layer.”

“At Raytheon BBN, we’ve been advancing state-of-the-art wireless communications systems since the 1970s,” said Jason Redi, Raytheon BBN president. “Today, we have focused investments in creating networked communications that span every domain from underwater to outer space. We are ensuring these new advancements provide our customers critical advantages faster, as they layer secure communications across multiple platforms in joint, all-domain, distributed, disrupted, disconnected and denied environments.”

CTEN is RI&S’ latest milestone to advance the Air Force’s alignment with the DoD’s JADC2 vision. Raytheon Technologies was also selected as an industry partner for the US Air Force ABMS Digital Infrastructure Consortium.

The company is contributing its multi-domain footprint of capabilities in space systems, resilient communications, sensors, effectors, secure processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and mission software to the DoD JADC2 architecture.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space work will be completed out of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Aerial Networks Division at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The selected companies will demonstrate their solutions in the fourth quarter 2022.

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