CTN is the adaptation of the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and provides a sensor netting capability for USMC organic ground-based radars, U.S. Naval surface and airborne sensors through the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) RF network. CTN distributes composite tracking data and fire-control quality data to C2 nodes and weapon systems in the network. The Marine Corps achieved its full Approved Acquisition Objective of 10 Systems in FY14.
The CTN system currently interfaces with the AN/TPS-59 to provide the MAGTF and Joint Task Force Commanders a ground-based sensor netting solution that correlates sensor measurement data (target velocity and position) from local and remote radars. CTN effectively increases situational awareness by providing accurate, composite real-time surveillance tracks to the Warfighter. The system is integral in reducing ground-to-air and air-to-air fratricide, facilitates more effective integration of air and surface fires, extends the air defensive capability of the Naval force in the littorals and enables integrated fire control (IFC) for the Marine Corps. AAP Designation assigned in PEO LS ADM of 12 Aug 2014; MDA delegated to PM AC2SN for CAB-E antenna replacement and O&S of 10 systems.
CTN program is in Sustainment Phase