MARINE CORPS C4ISR AND UNMANNED SYSTEMS
MAJOR C4ISR SYSTEMS
to integrate a sensor data fusion capability into CAC2S by developing a replacement for the PDS that will meet the remaining
Increment I requirements. The Aviation Command and Control
Subsystem, along with a new operations facility, will replace the
Phase 1 PDS and most of the remaining MACCS legacy equipment in the Tactical Air Command Center, the Tactical Air
Operations Center and the Direct Air Support Center.
The Approved Acquisition Objective (AAO) for CAC2S
Increment I is 50 systems. Initial operational capability (IOC) for
Phase 1 was achieved in Jan. 17, 2012, with the first operational
unit at Camp Pendleton, Calif., followed by 2d Marine Aircraft
Wing, Cherry Point, N.C., in August 2012. CAC2S Phase 2 fielding is planned to commence in the second quarter of fiscal 2017
CONTRACTOR: ...........General Dynamics (C4S)
COMPOSITE TRACKING NETWORK (CTN)
BRIEFING: CTN is an adaptation of the Navy’s Cooperative
Engagement Capability (CEC) for Marine Corps sensors,
weapons and C2 systems. CTN distributes composite tracking
data and fire-control quality data to C2 nodes and weapon systems in the network. IOC was achieved in March 2011 with the
fielding of two systems to Marine Air Control Squadron Two.
The AAO for CTN is 10 systems; full operational capability was
achieved in 2014. CTN currently is in the Operations and
Support phase of its life cycle.
CONTRACTOR: ...........NSWC Crane Division
TPS-59A(V) 3 SURVEILLANCE RADAR
BRIEFING: The TPS-59A(V) 3 is the Marine Corps’ principal
long-range air-surveillance radar. The transportable, solid-state,
three-dimensional L-band radar is optimized to track tactical
ballistic missiles out to 400 nautical miles and cruise missiles
and aircraft out to 300 nautical miles. The radar is integrated
with the Tactical Air Operations Module, the Marine Corps’
CTN and the Navy’s CEC.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Lockheed Martin Corp.
TPS-63B SURVEILLANCE RADAR
BRIEFING: The TPS- 63 is the Marine Corps’ short- to medium-range air-surveillance tactical radar. Radar coverage of air threats is
limited to 160 nautical miles, of which 80 nautical miles is optimized to detect low-flying targets. The system is employed as a
gap-filler to complement the Corps’ long-range radar coverage.
The radar integrates with the Tactical Air Operations Module and
was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Corp.
TPQ-46B FIREFINDER GROUND
WEAPONS-LOCATING RADAR (GWLR)
BRIEFING: The TPQ-46B Firefinder GWLR is designed to rapidly
detect and compute the location of hostile short- and medium-range mortars, artillery and rocket launchers — at ranges to 24
kilometers — and enable friendly forces to return fire. The Marine
Corps currently is undergoing an AAO reduction from 44 to 28 systems to support the Force Structure Review Group requirements.
CONTRACTOR: ........... Thales Raytheon Systems
TPQ- 49 LIGHTWEIGHT
COUNTER-MORTAR RADAR (LCMR)
BRIEFING: The TPQ- 49 LCMR provides a short-range mortar
detection capability at ranges of 1 to 5 kilometers, and can slew cueing intelligence to the TPQ-46B Firefinder GWLR via the TSQ-267
Target Processing Set. The LCMR was procured and fielded under
an Abbreviated Acquisition Program as a solution for an approved
Urgent Universal Needs Statement, with an AAO of 46 systems. The
Marine Corps currently is undergoing an AAO reduction to 42 systems to support the Force Structure Review Group requirements.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Syracuse Research Corp.
TSQ-267 TARGET PROCESSING SET
BRIEFING: The TSQ-267 TPS is the C2 node of the Family of
Target Acquisition Systems capability, providing radar deployment orders, support functions and target data to the counterfire/
countermeasure-servicing agent. The TPS uses the Advanced
Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems as its primary communication and C2 tool. The AAO for the TPS is seven sets, two for each
active-duty artillery regiment and one for the Reserve component. Full operational capability for the TPS was achieved in
CONTRACTOR: ...........NSWC Crane Division
AN/TPS- 80 GROUND/AIR TASK
ORIENTED RADAR (G/ATOR)
BRIEFING: The AN/TPS- 80 G/ATOR is a three-dimensional,
expeditionary, short-/medium-range multirole radar capable of
COMMON AVIATION COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM