Small Form Factor Command & Control (SFF C2) Node

Scales to Mission and Future Modernization Needs

As the “ready now” solution for the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations command and control, the Marine Corps will take delivery of prototypes for continued experimentation and user assessment late in 2020. The Small Form Factor Command and Control Node (SFF C2) provides the Marine Corps with virtualized, platform agnostic, highly deployable C2 nodes. COTS-Based and designed to military standards with battle-tested hardware capabilities, the SFF C2 integrates customer developed software architectures and proven enablers to scale to any mission need.

  • Compact, multi-domain C2 solution that integrates real-time, near real-time, and non-real time data
  • Virtual environment and virtual machines provide flexibility and agility for growth or upgrades
  • Low SWaP tactical edge node computing, storage, and network infrastructure
  • Designed to MIL-STD-810G for tactical environment and operation in closed transit case configuration in austere environment
  • Platform agnostic solution expands deployment options

  • Features


    Full-Spectrum Command & Control

    • Tracker and real time display functions
    • Data link gateway and management
    • Local sensor interfaces
    • Closely integrate fires and C2
    • Interface to Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)

    Modular Design

    • Compact 9U half-rack composite transit case
    • Shock isolated rack for internal mounted equipment
    • 2-man lift, 129 lbs


    • Integrated direct air cooling
    • Fan speed controller for active thermal management
    • Pre-cabled system with Signal Entry Panel with critical interfaces to external systems

    Embedded Simulation and Training

    • FLAMES and SCULPT Simulation
    • Unit generated, tailored scenarios
    • Ability to federate using DIS and HLA

    Tailorable Options

    System Interface

    Small Form Factor C2 System Interfaces

  • Specifications


    Small Form Factor Command & Control (SFF C2) Node Datasheet 

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    1.3-2.1 GHz Xeon D 16 Core Processor
    128GB RAM
    10x removable 2.5in SSD’s
    1x 64GB removable Flash drive
    Cisco ESS3300 Switch with PoE capability
    Cisco CSR1000v virtual router option
    Secure WAN Encryption
    Integrated Type 1 TACLANE
    24.0”D x 15.7”W x 22.3”H (5 cubic feet)
    129 lbs
    120 VAC Input
    472W (max)
    Integrated UPS with minimum 15 min backup
    External SEP
    – (6) 1GbE Switch Port, MIL RJ-45
    – (1) 1GbE TACLANE Cipher Text Port, MIL RJ-45
    – (1) 1000B-FX Fiber Port, MIL TFOCAII
    – (1) 10GbE 10G-LR Fiber Port, MIL TFOCAII
    – (1) Switch Serial Console Port, MIL RJ-45
    – 120VAC Input, MIL
    – GND Stud
    Internal SEP for expanded capability in TOC environment
    – (12) 1GbE Switch Port, RJ-45
    – (1) 10GbE Switch Port, RJ-45
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