APL's Precision Engagement organization provides high-quality technical leadership and problem resolution in the conception, design, development, integration, and employment of detection and targeting, command and control, and engagement capabilities used for the projection of military effects appropriate to furthering national goals.
APL's history in this mission area traces its origins to the many significant contributions we have made to two programs that are still very active today. These are our Technical Direction Agent role for the Tomahawk Weapon System programs for more than 30 years and our trusted technical agent role in Navy electronic attack programs for more than 35 years. During the past few years, we have expanded our efforts into tactical aircraft, ship, and submarine programs and into programs developing better technologies for tactical surveillance and targeting. Goals for the future include further contributions in these areas and in critical programs for improving command and control for precision engagement.