MARINE CORPS C4ISR AND UNMANNED SYSTEMS
MAJOR C4ISR SYSTEMS
MAJOR C4ISR SYSTEMS
DISTRIBUTED COMMON GROUND
SYSTEM-MARINE CORPS (DCGS-MC)
BRIEFING: DCGS-MC is the Marine Corps component of the
new Web-based, joint services network that will function as a
single enterprise system for rapidly receiving, processing,
exploiting and disseminating a wide range of multiservice and
national intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
sensor data and products. DCGS-MC will be interoperable with
the DCGS elements of the other services.
The services will share a core infrastructure called the DCGS
Integration Backbone, a set of common interface standards and
network tools and services that will allow data sharing and collaboration among the joint services and the intelligence community. DCGS-MC GEOINT will focus on geospatial intelligence capabilities. Future enhancements via incremental capability insertions will focus on the delivery of all-source fusion
and signals intelligence capabilities in following years.
INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (IAS)
FAMILY OF SYSTEMS
BRIEFING: IAS family of systems provides the all-source analysis capabilities through operationally focused, fused intelligence
within the DCGS-MC enterprise. Specified applications are
designed to enhance the analytical process and promote rapid
dissemination of real- or near-real-time intelligence products.
The IAS uses a three-tiered approach for receiving, parsing and
analyzing information from multiple sources to fuse and disseminate all-source intelligence products and threat warnings.
Tier I, the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) IAS, is a
mobile system that supports the MEF Command Element. Tier
II is the Intelligence Operations Server that supports intelligence operations at the major subordinate commands within
the divisions, regiments, wings and groups. Tier III is the
Intelligence Operations Workstation that supports intelligence
operations at the battalion, squadron and company levels using
client/server and web-based technology to network with intelligence sections and units at higher echelons. The Intelligence
Workstation also can function as a standalone workstation in a
disconnected or degraded communication environment.
CONTRACTORS:.........Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-Atlantic, Charleston S.C.; Various
MAGTF SECONDARY IMAGERY
DISSEMINATION SYSTEM (MSIDS)
BRIEFING: MSIDS provides organic tactical digital imagery col-
lection, transmission, dissemination, receipt and manipulation
from forward positions with eyes on target to the Marine Air-
Ground Task Force (MAGTF) commander in near-real time. This
capability resides at the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations
Command (MARSOC), MAGTF G/S- 2 sections (staff intelligent
elements), Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs), wings (down to
the squadron), ground reconnaissance units and infantry sniper
platoons. MSIDS provides cameras for intelligence gathering and
is fielded to intelligence, tank, artillery, engineer and assault
amphibious vehicle battalions, as well as chemical, biological
incident response forces and civil affairs sections. MSIDS provides
the capability to digitize analog video from airframes and provides
MAGTF G/S- 2 sections, MEUs, wings (down to the squadron)
intelligence and infantry battalions the tools to edit imagery and
brief intelligence products.
CONTRACTORS:.........Canon, Panasonic, FLIR, TKC Global, Epson
TACTICAL REMOTE SENSOR SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The TRSS program provides a ground surveillance
capability for continuous, unattended, remote, all-weather
detection, location determination and monitoring of enemy
activity. Current detection methods include seismic, acoustic,
magnetic and imaging (thermal and electro-optical). This
includes the integration of satellite communications and long-range imager cameras.
CON TRACTOR: ...........L- 3 Systems
COMMON AVIATION COMMAND AND
CONTROL SYSTEM (CAC2S)
BRIEFING: CAC2S will provide a complete and coordinated
modernization of Marine Air Command and Control System
(MACCS) equipment. CAC2S will eliminate current dissimilar
systems and provide the MAGTF Combat Element with the
hardware, software and facilities to effectively command, control and coordinate air operations integrated with naval, joint
and/or combined C2 units. CAC2S will comprise standardized
modular and scalable tactical facilities, hardware and software
that will significantly increase battlefield mobility and reduce
the physical size and logistical footprint of the MACCS.
CAC2S has been restructured with an approved revised
acquisition strategy. Increment I requirements will be achieved
in two phases.
■ Phase 1 accommodates rapid fielding of operationally relevant capabilities to include mobility, situational awareness, tactical communications, information dissemination and operational
flexibility that will establish the baseline CAC2S capabilities.
This phase will upgrade fielded MACCS equipment with mature,
ready technologies and establish an initial product baseline
Processing and Display Subsystem (PDS) and Communications
Phase 1 currently is fully fielded and is in the Operations and
Support phase of its life cycle. Phase 1 is supplemented by existing MACCS legacy equipment to meet full CAC2S operational
■ Phase 2 is structured to accommodate the integration of technologies necessary for CAC2S to meet remaining Air Combat
Element battle management, data fusion and C2 requirements.
This phase will build upon the capabilities of the Phase 1 product baseline by integrating these capabilities into CAC2S.
Phase 2 currently is in Engineering, Manufacturing and
Development (EMD) and recently completed an Operational
Assessment in support of a Milestone C decision in the second
quarter of fiscal 2015. The main effort for Phase 2 EMD phase is