Mobile C3 Application
Raytheon has designed Harrier™ to discreetly provide on-the-move tracking and command, control and communications (C3) on Android-based mobile devices.
Situational Awareness is critical for commanders and field personnel, while conducting operational missions or in training. Raytheon has designed Harrier to discreetly provide on-the-move tracking and C3 on Android-based mobile devices. This new and innovative capability solves the challenging problem of providing vehicle and dismounted command situational awareness of deployed assets for tactical operations and surveillance requirements.
Secure Tracking, Messaging and C3
With Harrier loaded on an Android tablet or smartphone, a user can track the location of other deployed devices — including other Harrier-equipped devices, devices with Raytheon's Mustang™ mobile device tracking app or non-Raytheon tracking units linked into our Gotham™ centralized device management and monitoring system. Harrier allows mobile users to track teamed cellular and satellite tracking devices using a custom street and topographic map interface that leverages Raytheon's dedicated map server to provide a secure visualization system. Users can easily mark and describe locations of interest by placing "map objects" directly on the map interface and sharing them with other Harrier users. Locations can be displayed in U.S. or metric measurement units, military grid reference system (MGRS) or latitude/longitude coordinates.
Harrier users can exchange encrypted text messages with other Harrier-equipped devices or with Gotham. Map objects placed on a fielded Harrier device will also appear in Gotham and on other teamed Harrier devices.
For two-way linked devices that can be remotely controlled or reconfigured, Harrier lets a user select a device from the map interface and remotely interrogate the device, change its operating parameters, remotely get its location or send it an encrypted message. Because all primary functions and commands are accessed through the main Harrier map interface, users can conduct C3 functions without having to take eyes off operational track data.
Distress Notification and Security
Emergency communication among Harrier users is swift and effective. A Harrier user can initiate the emergency distress mode from the map interface with the push of a button. The distress mode sends a notification to other linked Harrier devices, as well as to Gotham and activates a pre-set location beaconing protocol. Gotham can send notifications to key leaders or support personnel via e-mail, SMS or pager when a device is placed into emergency mode.
Like all other Raytheon tracking and communication products, Harrier uses AES encryption for data transmitted from the application. For additional security, each device is uniquely keyed to guard against potential compromise.
Key Features and Benefits
- Surveillance teams/low visibility technical operations
- Force protection
- Operations involving indigenous personnel
- Tactical reconnaissance augmentation
- Protective security details
- Law enforcement operations
- Urban training requirements
- Assessment and selection
- Emergency response management
- Uses commercial Android platforms that blend in with most urban environments, providing discreet operation
- Allows the host smartphone or tablet to remain fully functional, even during Harrier operations
- Provides mobile situational awareness and C3 for dismounted users
- Integrated with Raytheon's secure Gotham common operating picture for centralized monitoring and situational awareness
- Incorporates beaconing and emergency notification capability
- Utilizes reliable Raytheon data infrastructure
- Provides secure messaging and data exchange