The TACTICOS AAW cluster is the collection of infrastructure and software modules to execute the AAW function of the combination of SMART-L, APAR, SIRIUS (optional), MK41 launcher for ESSM and SM-2 and an CIWS (optional).
A comparable AAW cluster is available for STIR Fire Control tracker(s) together with the Mk41/Mk48 launcher.
This open architecture cluster can be integrated in any combat management system to add a certified US missile solution to a national combat management system. It offers surveillance, queued search, tracking, engagement scheduling and engagement execution. The cluster takes care of 'fire-and-control' of the missiles, which is a necessity in a complex littoral environment to prevent collateral damage.