Concepts & Programs HomeProgramsFocus Area 4: Modernization & TechnologyPart 2: Information OperationsPart 2.1 Command and Control (C2)MCH ECR
MAGTF COMMON HANDHELD EARLY CAPABILITIES RELEASE (MCH ECR)

Description

MCH ECR seeks to rapidly field and leverage Target Handoff System version 2 (THSv2) hardware (HW) and software (SW) to provide an early capability release for the Joint Battle Command-Platform dismounted requirements. MCH ECR will field the full THSv2 SW baseline with a subset of the THSv2 HW baseline.

Operational Impact

The MCH ECR will deliver to Commanders the capability to disseminate orders, graphics and digital information, which will provide the warfighter the ability to visualize the commander’s intent and scheme of maneuver. Digital information will be exchanged via the Variable-Message Format, which is standard across the services’ networks. Additionally, Commanders will have the capability to concentrate combat weapons systems effects rather than combat forces, allowing forces to become more lethal while concurrently increasing survivability.

Program Status

ACAT & Designation: AAP 16 May 2017

  • IOC – 4QFY17
  • FOC – 4QFY18

Developer/Manufacturer:

Naval Air Warfare Center NAWC
Weapons Division (WD)