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Tactical Combat Operations (TCO)

Primary Purpose To establish and maintain situational awareness

through the distribution of the Common Tactical

Picture (COP). Provide point of entry for the

Common Operation Picture (COP).

Sub-Functions Integrated intelligence, maneuver control

information, some logistical planning and fire

support planning.

Equipment Requirements TAC-4 Desktop Computer (HP9000-712), 15-inch

Monitor, UPS, DATA SILO (OS & Maps/CDROM/DAT),

UNIX Based System, 192 MB RAM, 4.8 GB HD, 1000W

Inverter for Vehicle Power, 10/100BaseT, Hub.

Connectivity Requirements Linked to Track Database Manager (TDBM) by: LAN,

WAN STUIII, SIPRNET, Tactical Communications

Interface Module (TCIM). Can only interface with

Intelligence Analysis System (IAS) if connected

to common TDBM. Client interface via C2PC.

Crypto Requirements No external crypto required. Host CU must be

tempest certified.

Normal Locations Available at Battalion/Squadron level. Most

effective at Regiment/Wing and higher.

Information Managed Digital Mapping, Display friendly/enemy

situations, display fire support & maneuver

control measures, common symbol track database

exercise real-world database.

Products Created Automated Message Management, Message

Dissemination Subsystem, Defense Messaging System

(DMS), Develop and Disseminate OPORDS and

Overlays, overlay merging capability, support

development of COA, G-3 Electronic Tactical Map

with CTP.

Lead Service/Contractor USN, NCCOSC Inservice Engineering (NISE) - East

USMC, Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM).

Current Fielding Status 784 fielded USMC wide during FY99-00. Will be

augmented by the Intelligence Operational Server

(IOS) in FY 01-02.

Known Problems Communications path is too small for dynamic CTP

utility below MSC-level, DIICOE is 5 vs. 8. Has

connection problems outside of GCCS-M. Not fully

compatible with TBMCS/CTAPS, AFATDS, or LOG-AIS.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Level 5.

Point of Contact Major Robert E. Ogle (MARCORSYSCOM), DSN


Updated by CPT Reginald E. Bryant, USA, CCSC-01


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