Sun to Support Air Force Control System

Sun to Support Air Force Control System

Sun has been selected by TRW to provide supporting hardware for a command and control system. TRW, a global technology, infrastructure and service provider of advanced technology and systems, will run the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's satellite control program.

The Command and Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C), formerly MILSATCOM Integrated Satellite Control System (MISCS), will track and control both existing and planned MILSATCOM satellites on orbit. TRW has led the initiative as the prime contractor by selecting industry technology partners, including Sun, to build the technology solution for the CCS-C.

Sun is providing various midrange enterprise servers and UltraSPARC workstations. The Sun hardware will perform data collection, storage and calculation capabilities that are instrumental in safely tracking, monitoring and positioning satellites controlled by the CCS-C.

TRW has been selected for the Phase I, CCS-C demonstration program. After a demonstration later this year, a single contractor will be chosen for Phase II, an eight-year program to replace the aging command and control segment currently supporting satellite operations at Air Force Space Command.

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