Caption: An artist impression of MBDA's laser-based C-RAM
system loaded into an A400M aircraft.
Command and control system: The C-RAM
C2 system is fielded and combat-proven and will transition as part of the Army's new Integrated Air and Missile Defense Integrated Battle Command System.
As a precursor to the Ku Band MFRFS variant, Raytheon developed, tested and deployed a Low Quadrant Elevation (QE) MFRFS C-RAM S&W system in 14 months, utilizing residual assets from the FCS program.
Both the Low QE MFRFS and the Ku Band MFRFS systems provide improved S&W times, virtually eliminate false alarms and improve coverage of currently fielded C-RAM systems.
The MFRFS C-RAM mission is extremely important in that it provides a life-saving capability to our men and women in uniform," said Glynn Raymer, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business.
Iron Dome can be seamlessly integrated with Raytheon's C-RAM
systems to complete the layered defense.
This activity is part of an AMRDEC effort to develop and demonstrate critical counter-fire technologies, bridging the gap between existing C-RAM
capabilities and its overall objective extended area air defense system vision, which addresses short-range air defense against certain types of threats.
This demonstration took place days after our article on C-rams was published.