The United States Marine Corps identified a requirement for a joint, air transportable, integrated, lightweight, rapidly deployable, self sufficient vehicle mounted capability to support over-the-horizon [OTH] on-the-move [OTM] digital Command and Control [C2] to fill the current gap for interruptible wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM), voice, video, and wireless capabilities that are urgently needed for early entry forces.
To fulfill this requirement, GD-C4S and Pelatron teamed to develop prototypes for OTM and at-the-halt (ATH) digital C2 systems called M2C2 for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Marine Forces Pacific Experimentation Center (MEC).
Pelatron specifically performed design and build-out, systems integration, and test & evaluation functions for “on-the-move (OTM), over-the-horizon” (OTH) command & control (C2) communications systems platform that integrate red and black channel data, voice, and video communications for early entry forces.
Pelatron is currently under contract with Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to transition the M2C2 project from a technology incubator for the Marine Corps emerging Distributed Operations/Extended Marine Operations (DO/EMO) concept to produce operational platforms for the Marine Corps.
Production of the M2C2-OTM system will give warfighter commanders and their staff OTM capabilities to rapidly traverse the battlefield to achieve maximal tactical management position while commanding and controlling their forces with uninterrupted connectivity. OTM will also allow network-enabled forces to operate as scalable, decentralized units capable of re-aggregating for concentrated or swarm operations.
Pelatron’s M2C2-OTM design fulfills the Marine Corps’ changing needs with improvements in modularity, simplicity of design, and ease of use. Phase III of this project Command and Control (COBRA3) is currently in production, learn more.