MacB and Smartronix collaborate on US Navy’s TARCES task order

30 May 2018 (Last Updated May 30th, 2018 11:40)

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has collaborated with Smartronix as part of a Tactical and Remote Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Collaboration and Intelligence (C5I) Edge Systems (TARCES) task order award for the US Navy.

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has collaborated with Smartronix as part of a Tactical and Remote Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Collaboration and Intelligence (C5I) Edge Systems (TARCES) task order award for the US Navy.

MacB is expected to deliver technical expertise in support of the US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Special Communications Mission Solutions (SCMS) under the arrangement.

A team comprising specialised engineers and tactical programme managers from the company will work in collaboration with Smartronix to provide a complete range of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) capabilities as part of the development.

"We’ll perform technical and testing assignments that will require a working knowledge of Special Operations Forces (SOF) communications and equipment, as well as cyber-security expertise."

The C5ISR capabilities will be provided throughout the entire lifecycle of a wide range of fielded equipment, which is intended to assist the navy’s warfighters during operations.

MacB Mission Systems Group senior vice-president and general manager Fred Norman said: “We’ll perform technical and testing assignments that will require a working knowledge of Special Operations Forces (SOF) communications and equipment, as well as cyber-security expertise and use of our integrated laboratory capabilities.

“Our specialised engineers and other technical experts will design and develop new systems and / or modify existing ones within C5ISR to aide our partner in fulfilling all TARCES task order deliverables.”

The scope of the initiative will include analysis, fabrication and prototyping, integration and installation, as well as related logistical services for all telecommunication and C5I systems, subsystems and components.

Research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) services for the communications systems will also be offered under the agreement.

All work on the project is slated to be carried out at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Maryland, US.