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 geo-intelligence 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.
CON TRACTORS: .........Various
INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (IAS)
FAMILY OF SYSTEMS
BRIEFING: IAS family of systems provides the all-source analysis
capabilities for the Marine Corps ISR Enterprise. 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 collec-
tion, 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), Ma-
rine 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 intelli-
gence, tank, artillery, engineer and assault amphibious vehicle bat-
talions, 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:.........Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-
Atlantic, Charleston S.C.; Various
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.
CONTRAC TOR: ...........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
to 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
n 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 Subsystem (CS).
Phase 1 currently is fully fielded and in the Operations and
Support phase of its life cycle. Phase 1 is supplemented by existing MACCS legacy equipment to meet full CAC2S operational
n 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 the Production and Deployment
phase of its life cycle after receiving a favorable Milestone C
decision in February 2015. The main effort for Phase 2 is 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 equip-