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Tactical Reconnaissance Intelligence Exchange System (TRIXS)

Primary Purpose Corps-level, interactive broadcast network that

disseminates tactical intelligence with targeting

accuracy. TRIXS is being integrated into the

Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS). IBS will

transfer intelligence data across a common joint

network. Initial IBS deployment will retain

RRIXS and other legacy networks.

Sub-Functions Disseminates SIGINT data in near real time.

Equipment Requirements IBS requires a tactical terminal to receive,

transmit, and display information. Presently,

one of two "migration" terminals must be used:

the Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal

(MATT) in use by USAF, SOCOM and US Navy; or the

Commander's Tactical Terminal (CTT) used by US

Army, USMC, US Navy and USAF. Joint Tactical

Terminal (JTT) will replace CTT and MATT to

provide intelligence data links to users in all

services. JTT receives and transmits over all

IBS to include: TRIXS, Tactical Information

Broadcast Service (TIBS), Tactical Related

Applications [TRAP Data Dissemination Service

(TDDS)] and Near-Real-Time Disseminations (NRTD).

Connectivity Requirements JTT or CIBS to connect to the network and host

processor to display digital maps and

information. Terminals are a

software-programmable radio which support IBS.

JTT can receive eight channels and transmits two

channels. Product improvement programs will

expand this to 12 and 12 channels respectively.

Crypto Requirements JTT uses embedded crypto for up to SCI traffic.

Normal Locations JTT will be integrated into other weapons systems

and are transported with the host

system/platform. The terminals will be mounted

in aircraft (fixed or rotary wing), ships, fixed

platforms or vehicles. Some key systems include

JSTARS and JSTARS CGS, Guardrail common sensor,

P-3, MLRS, THAAD, Patriot, ASAS, AFATDS, and

others. It may also be located in Force, MEF or

MSC G-2 sections.

Information Managed Near-real time signals intelligence (SIGINT) data

from sensors/other intelligence sources to

tactical units and platforms.

Products Created Targetable near real time intelligence.

Lead Service/Contractor USAF for broadcast service architecture; US Army

for Joint Tactical Terminals for IBS; Raytheon

for JTTs and CIBS.

Current Fielding Status JTT and IBS behind schedule. JTT user

demonstration scheduled for spring 2000. JTT

planned deliveries beginning spring 2000. JTT

currently in use.

Known Problems None.

DIICOE Compliance Rating The CIBS-M modules are required to make CTTs

fully compliant with DoD's Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment (DIICOE).

Point of Contact Army Broadcast Intelligence Office, Ft. Huachuca,

Comm 520-533-8941/6824.

Internet:

www.fas.org/irp/program/disseminate/trixs.htm

Updated by Capt J. L. Nethercot, USMC, CCSC-01

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