Raytheon presents new battle management tool at US Army’s Cyber Quest

22 August 2016 (Last Updated August 22nd, 2016 18:30)

Raytheon has presented the new Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management (CEMBM) tool for the US Army at Cyber Quest, an army event highlighting cyber-security requirements and priorities.

Raytheon has presented the new Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management (CEMBM) tool for the US Army at Cyber Quest, an army event highlighting cyber-security requirements and priorities.

CEMBM integrates cyber and electromagnetic spectrum awareness capabilities into Raytheon's Electronic Warfare Program Management Tool (EWPMT), which evaluates events in the spectrum.

"With CEMBM, teams now have a common operational picture where they can move back and forth, at will, between cyber, EMS and physical terrains."

It is said to provide a shared situational understanding of electronic warfare (EW), and management and control of organic assets.

CEMBM will allow EW officers to discreetly determine the best path forward, jam the enemy's communication ability and prevent them from using cyber emitters.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems airborne information operations director Frank Pietryka said: "The challenge lies in operating in the EMS while managing it in a way that minimises negative impacts to other players and parts of the mission.

"With CEMBM, teams now have a common operational picture where they can move back and forth, at will, between cyber, EMS and physical terrains. It is a true game changer."

According to Raytheon, the new cyber and EW tool provides a variety of operational and lifecycle cost benefits, such as increased mission effectiveness, reduced planning cycles, coordination of effects, collaboration with mission command, analysis and reduced training costs.