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Maneuver Control System (MCS)

Primary Purpose Horizontal and vertical force integrator for all

Battlefield Operating Systems (BOS) running in

the Army Battlefield Command System (ABCS),

maintains and disseminates Common Tactical

Picture, supports collaborative planning and

execution for Army units Echelon Corps and Below.

Sub-Functions Maneuver, Fires, Intel, Logistics, Command and

Control, Air Defense planning, and

Mobility/Counter-mobility/Survivability. Provides

simultaneous planning across echelon lines.

Equipment Requirements Database Servers: 600 MHz Ultra 3 (UCU-3)

Workstations: 333MHz CCU-2/Versatile

Computer Unit (VCU)

586/133MHz- Handheld Terminal Unit

30" or larger Large Screen

Tiled Display

Connectivity Requirements Exists on current Tactical Packet Network: 16

kbps through 1024 kbps, SECRET/TCP/IP based

network, TRI-TAC and MSE for brigade and separate

battalion through corps, SINCGARS, EPLRS.

Crypto Requirements No external requirements.

Normal Locations All commands, battalion through corps level.

Information Managed Current situation, map manipulation, control

measures, 3-D Terrain.

Products Created OPORD/OPLAN development, situational overlays,

Common Tactical Picture, resource management,

collaborative training.

Lead Service/Contractor U.S. Army/PEO Command, Control, and

Communications Systems/GTE Government Systems.

Current Fielding Status Currently undergoing testing and evaluation at

the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

IOT&E begins FY 02.

Known Problems Integration of BOS legacy databases vice the

migration of BOS systems to the Joint Common

Database and lack of organic U.S. Army

maintenance support beyond the operator level.

Currently not compatible with USMC's TCO.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Level 5.

Point of Contact LTC Curtis R. Williams, Product Manager, PEO

Command, Control, Communications Systems/MCS,

Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703-5405, DSN 450-7039.


Updated by Capt Farrell J. Sullivan, USMC, CCSC-01.


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