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Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance Processing and Evaluation System

 (TERPES)

Primary Purpose The TERPES is a tactical Marine Corps asset

designed to process, sort, analyze, display, and

correlate digital Electronic Warfare Support (ES)

and Electronic Attack (EA) data recorded by

EA-6B aircraft. The processed data results in

Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) that is used by

both the Air Combat Element (ACE) and Ground

Combat Element (GCE) of a Marine Air Ground Task

Force (MAGTF) to determine the extent of the

enemy electronic threat and to plan combined arms

operations.

Sub-Functions Intelligence support, mission planning support,

pre/post mission analysis, communications.

Equipment Requirements Sun Ultra Workstation (2) - 9.1 GB removable hard

drive, 512 MB Random Access Memory (RAM), 12X

CD-ROM, 20" flat panel display. Sun Ultra File

Server (1) - 512 MB RAM, 4mm tape drive, 8mm tape

drive, 12X CD-ROM, 20" flat panel display.

Removable hard drives (7) - 9.1 GB (63.7 GB

total) Peripherals - Raymond Recorder Reproducer

Set (RRS) (2), Uninterruptible Power Supply

(UPS), Red/black Virtual Memory Extension (VME)

chassis, MST-ICOM transceiver (2), RF-590A High

Frequency (HF) Receiver, HP 750CM plotter, HP

1600CM printer, MX-512P(V) data terminal set with

Panasonic CF-25 laptop computer.

Connectivity Requirements Integrated Contingency Communications System

(ICCS)-CGS-100 Lite Communications Gateway, Local

Area Network (LAN) transceiver, Cisco 2514

router.

Crypto Requirements KG-40, KGX-40, KIV -7 (4), Commanders' Tactical

Terminal (3) Channel (CTT-3), STU-III Secure

Telephone Unit, 1910 Dataphone.

Normal Locations Each Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

(VMAQ) detachment deploys and is based with its

parent squadron, including operations at

expeditionary airfields with the senior MAGTF ACE

command. The system does not routinely deploy

to forward operating bases, unless accompanying a

senior MAGTF ACE command. The system shall

deploy for use in field environments for the

period of time necessary to accomplish the

mission. The system may be used to support the

Joint Force Commander (JFC) or Marine Component

Commander, if the Marine Expeditionary Force

(MEF) Commanding General is assigned these roles.

In garrison (MCAS Cherry Point, NC), the system

will support mission planning, contingency

operations, exercise support, and training.

Information Managed Each Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

(VMAQ) detachment deploys and is based with its

parent squadron, including operations at

expeditionary airfields with the senior MAGTF ACE

command. The system does not routinely deploy

to forward operating bases, unless accompanying a

senior MAGTF ACE command. The system shall

deploy for use in field environments for the

period of time necessary to accomplish the

mission.  The system may be used to support the Joint Force Commander (JFC) or Marine Component Commander, if the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Commanding General is assigned these roles.  In garrison (MCAS Cherry Point, NC), the system will support mission planning, contingency operations, exercise support, and training.

Products Created The TERPES supports the planning for air

missions, provides briefs to aircrews, provides

technical information for the EA-6B Electronic

Warfare Mission, processes the EA-6B mission

information, and issues ELINT reports to the

MAGTF.

Lead Service/Contractor USMC.

Current Fielding Status FOC.

Known Problems None

DIICOE Compliance Rating Planned DIICOE 4.X Baseline in late FY02.

Point of Contact Project's APM Office: MAGTF C4I Intelligence

Project Officer: CWO2 Tim Weese, Commercial (703)

784-0958, DSN 278-0958, Email:

weesetw@mcsc.usmc.mil

Updated by Captain Daryl Grissom, USMC, CCSC-01
 

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