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Navy Integrated Environmental Support Subsystem (NITES 2000)

Primary Purpose The Navy is currently the nation's only military

service that operates a distributed model in

support of tactical weather prediction. Each

NITES is a set of meteorology and oceanography

forecast, database, and decision aid tools

tailored for specific platforms and uses, Five

variants exist to support a variety of operators

and platforms. NITES I, NITES II, NITES III,

NITES IV, NITES V, and TESS. Tactical

Environmental Support System A DoD Acquisition

System Category IV-T program Refers collectively

to all five variants of Naval integrated Tactical

Environment Subsystems (NITES). The Distributed

Atmospheric Modeling Prediction System (DAMPS)

allows users to ingest high-resolution data and

on-scene observations into regional and global

model information received from the Fleet

Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center in

Monterey, Calif. The result is an on-scene

weather model that provides accurate weather

predictions for an operating area within a

24-hour timeframe.

Sub-Functions Use the ship's weather real-time data from around

the battle group, such as wind, temperature,

cloud, visibility and radar data and incorporate

this data into its analysis.

Equipment Requirements Meteorological and Oceanographic data gathering


Connectivity Requirements National Weather Service's (NWS)/Navy's Fleet

Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center and

the NWS' National Centers for Environmental

Prediction (NCEP).

Crypto Requirements None.

Normal Locations US Navy Ships.

Information Managed Meteorology and oceanography forecast, database,

and decision aid tools.

Products Created Weather Reports.

Lead Service/Contractor US Navy/SPAWAR.

Current Fielding Status Fielded: NITES System Engineering IPT, January


Known Problems None.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Not rated.

Point of Contact Commander Space and Warfare Systems

4301 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 921110-3127


Updated by Captain Michael L. Campbell, USA, CCSC-01


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