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Communications Air Support Central AN/TSQ-207 (CASC)

Primary Purpose The AN/TSQ-207 CASC replaces the AN/TSQ-155

Improved Direct Air Support Central (IDASC). The

DASC is the principle Marine Air Command and

Control System (MACCS) air control agency

responsible for the direction of air operations

directly supporting the ground combat element. It

processes and coordinates requests for immediate

air support and coordinates air missions

requiring integration with ground forces and

other supporting arms.

Sub-Functions Supports other tasking as required as a critical

component of the MACCS.

Equipment Requirements The AN/TSQ-207 CASC consists of 5 HMMWV's, each

mounted with a Lightweight Modular Shelter and an

environmental control unit, and an M-116A3

trailer with a MEP-803 Tactical Quiet Generator.

The CASC consists of a shelter suite, a

communications suite, and an automation suite.

The system is scalable, so equipment requirements

can vary based on mission requirements. The

following is the equipment located in each suite

(actual amount will vary):



Shelter Suite

M-1097 HMMWV's

S-788/G Lightweight Multipurpose Shelters

M116A3 Trailers

B0002 18k BTU Environmental Control Units

MEP-803A or MEP-003A Generators

DRASH General Purpose Tents

Communications Suite

AN/GRC-171

AN/VRC-83

AN/VRC-102

AN/VRC-90

SB-3865

Automation Suite

SS-5 Ruggedized Laptop Workstation

SS-20 Ruggedized Workstation

Connectivity Requirements The CASC provides connectivity to the GCE's

senior Fire Support Coordination Center, the

ACE's Tactical Air Command Center, forward ground

combat units, and both fixed and rotary wing

aircraft.

Crypto Requirements The Communications Distribution System (CDS) in

the CASC supports all radios and crypto devices

in the MASS inventory. It also provides the

operator the ability to override crypto from each

operator's position.

Normal Locations Each MASS has received two AN/TSQ-207 systems.

Information Managed The CASC primarily manages situational displays

of the battlespace, the air tasking order, and

requests for air support.

Products Created The CASC has the capability to create hard copy

of the information managed.

Lead Service/Contractor USMC is the lead service, with MARCORSYSCOM,

C4IAD serving as the program sponsor.

Current Fielding Status The AN/TSQ-207 CASC achieved Full Operational

Capability (FOC) in Jul '99, including MACG-18, MACG-28, MACG-38, MACG-48, and MCCES.

Known Problems None.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Not rated.

Point of Contact Major Peter DeVine, MARCORSYSCOM, DASC Project

Officer, (703) 784-0764

Updated by Captain Robert J. Allen, USMC, CCSC-01
 

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