Raytheon [RTN] unveiled on Nov. 28 its Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management (CEMBM) tool as the sole electronic warfare planning and management tool (EWPMT) to demonstrate interoperability with entire systems with different architectures.
The company said a recent demonstration of CEMBM integrated it into Raptor-X, an electronic warfare asset management tool used by the U.S. Marine Corps. CEMBM also extends cyber and electromagnetic spectrum awareness capabilities into the Raytheon Electronic Warfare Management Tool, used as a program of record by the U.S. Army since 2014.
“We’ve achieved an interoperability breakthrough with CEMBM. This type of community access to EWPMT-managed data means we can reach across services and produce a shared operating picture,” Frank Pietryka, director of airborne information operations at Raytheon, said in a statement.
CEMBM can provide legacy systems with a common interface to reduce end-user training and support. The Raptor-X-managed sensor data can be used with EWPMT situational awareness and geospatial information management capabilities, Raytheon said.
The company highlighted that CEMBM’s open architecture allows for the rapid deployment of new EW and cyber techniques to manage temporal, geospatial, and data-driven events. It is able to use streaming data to trigger response, execute jobs, enhance resources, and manage data.
“CEMBM offers a near-real-time ability to respond to threats automatically or with a person on the loop. This ability to choose how to respond accommodates complexity in planned execution for deliberate and dynamic targets during the mission,” Pietryka added.
CEMBM is currently at Technology Readiness Level-7 and is building on its participation in 2016 military exercises as it is further developed for future exercises, a risk-reduction and technology maturation effort for EWPMT, and other customer applications. Raytheon is set to add new capabilities in future iterations drawn from industry, academia, and government research laboratories.