The US Air Force has received the 500th Combat Track II kit, an airborne intelligence system, to enhance situational awareness, increase aircrew survivability and improve airframe effectiveness of its cargo and bomber aircraft.

The Combat Track II system from Boeing will provide command and control information, and secure beyond line-of-sight, encrypted communications between the aircraft and air operations centres worldwide.

Combat Track Air Force programme manager Scott Frank said the systems allow air crews to respond to threats more quickly and effectively.

“Combat Track II has become critical to our mission, providing timely intelligence to support combat forces,” Frank said.

The systems will also be installed on the C-130, C-17, B-52 and B-1 aircraft operated by the Air Force Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves.

Boeing Intelligence director of mission systems Dewey Houck said the net-enabled capability enhances a warfighter’s situational awareness and improves decision making with tools that speed up information sharing.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Part of the $100m Combat Track II contract signed in 1995, the 500th unit is part of Boeing’s current production lot of 46, awarded in April 2009.