Cooperative Engagement - Technical scoping study


  • Erik Berglund
  • Anders Hansson
  • Peter J Johansson
  • Tommy Johansson
  • Björn Larsson
  • Jonas Nygårds

Publish date: 2015-02-19

Report number: FOI-R--4055--SE

Pages: 27

Written in: Swedish


  • System of Systems
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Datalinks
  • Guided Weapons
  • Network


Cooperative Engagement Capability is a concept where sensors, command and control components, and weapons cooperate to enable long-range combat resulting in a quantum leap in effect that requires operational and tactical adaptions. Cooperative Engagement Capability is one of the focus areas of the Swedish Armed Forces long-term planning. Hence, the Armed Forces has commissioned FOI to conduct a technical scoping study in order to support future studies conducted by the Armed Forces and to give guidance to future S&T activities. The current report contains the results from the scoping study, which covered a network of sensors, datalinks, command and control functions, and guided weapons that is established on a temporary basis to engage aerial or surface targets. The scoping study finds the level of knowledge in the field largely to be good. However, there are needs to conduct further research and studies especially in sensor fusion requiring large volume data transfer on links with limited capacity, and the dynamic configuration of a network of sensors, platforms and weapons to achieve highest possible effect. This dynamic configuration is to a large extent an operational and tactical issue, where the technical systems need to support the human operators.