Boosting Air Defense with Better Command and Control

The Approach

At Booz Allen, we know how to evaluate needs, project the evolution of technology, and develop requirements simultaneously so what we build isn’t obsolete by the time it’s implemented. Our clients provide a goal and mission statement and then we work shoulder to shoulder to discover, evaluate, and implement new capabilities, even in the face of advancing technologies and shifting priorities.

This type of engagement requires hands-on design troubleshooting and team management. Our engineers often work on-site to understand the hardships and sticking points for people on the ground, resulting in easier installations and faster repairs.

Designing, building and testing the BC3-T took 3 years and required systems, electronic, network, facility, mechanical and power engineers as well as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, logistics, technicians, project and financial management experts.  

The Solution

Today, the BC3-T supports Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, coalition defense of the Arabian Gulf, and other U.S. Central Command missions.

That support has meant fewer lives being put at risk thanks to better, more efficient ways to share data, as well as other advances. The combined facility requires less personnel and offers better air picture and voice capabilities. Information is consolidated into a voice and data display, and formerly stovepiped systems have been integrated into the Department of Defense’s information network.

The entire system is securely built in the U.S. and goes through operational tests before being deployed.

The Future

The program sponsor, AFCENT has improved capabilities and reduced personnel costs. With multiple theaters around the world, our client is now sharing best practices, lessons learned, and what to avoid with other command-and-control platforms to improve their capabilities. 

Experts in the Field