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Command and Decision System (C&D) - AEGIS Display System (ADS)

Primary Purpose C&D is the central processing element of the

AEGIS weapons system, synthesizing all elements

of ship and link information. ADS is the system

that displays own ship sensors and datalink


Sub-Functions Mission execution, safety-related, and mission

planning decision processing.

Equipment Requirements ADS equipment organized into groups - Embarked

Command Display Group; Ownship (O/S) Command

Display Group; Tactical Console Group; Support

Group; Computational Group; and Test Set Group.

Connectivity Requirements Connectivity handled within ship assets and

passed via C&D.

Crypto Requirements None, other than those internal to the ship.

Normal Locations CG-47 (Ticonderoga) Class Cruisers and DDG-51

(Arleigh Burke) Class Destroyers.

Information Managed Tactical and strategic situations for all warfare

areas, force unit mission readiness status,

force-related doctrine, force command structures,

and current weapon inventories.

Products Created Hardcopy printouts of all ADS displays and

videotape of displays.

Lead Service/Contractor USN/Lockheed-Martin.

Current Fielding Status Currently used by USN vessels per above.

Known Problems None.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Not Rated.

Point of Contact Chief of Naval Operations N865E1; Theater Air

Warfare, CDR Pat Roane,

DSN 225-7505

Updated by Captain Chris Richie, USMC, CCSC-01


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