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Joint Maritime Command Information System Tactical-Mobile(JMCIS-TM)

JMCIS Tactical/Mobile is the umbrella funding line that represents the merger of the Tactical Support Center (TSC) program (including the Mobile Operations Control Center (MOCC)) with the Mobile Ashore Support Terminal (MAST)/Mobile Integrated Command Facility (MICFAC) program. The combined program is also known as the Tactical Support Center Program, with both fixed and mobile variants.

The JMCIS Tactical/Mobile (JTM) Systems are nodes of the Navy Command and Control System (NCCS) Ashore, and include both fixed sites (Tactical Support Centers (TSCs)) and mobile components (Mobile Operations Control Centers (MOCCs), Mobile Ashore Support Terminals (MASTs) and Mobile Integrated Command Facilities (MICFACs)). These centers provide the Maritime Sector Commander (Ashore), the Naval Component Commander (Ashore) or the Naval Liaison Element Commander (Ashore) with the capability to plan, direct and control the tactical operations of Joint and Naval Expeditionary Forces and other assigned units within his respective area of responsibility. These operations include littoral and open ocean surveillance, anti-surface warfare, over-the-horizon targeting, counter-drug operations, power projection, antisubmarine warfare, mining, search and rescue, and special operations. TSCs consist of C4I systems (based on the Joint Maritime Command Information System (JMCIS) common architecture) which will evolve to the Navy's implementation of the Defense Information Infrastructure (DII) Common Operating Environment (COE); air-ground, satellite and point-to-point communications systems; sensor analysis capabilities; avionics and weapons system interfaces and facilities equipment. MOCC is a rapidly-deployable, self-contained, take-what-you-need C4I system which can be transported in two fleet-configured P-3 aircraft for contingency operations. MAST and MICFAC are miniaturized mobile facilities designed to support a theater commander or naval liaison element ashore. MAST provides a deployable basic C3 capability, and MICFAC provides a deployable complete C4I capability (less special compartmented information elements). The ongoing TSC C3 Modernization (TMS) Program will: support expeditionary warfare requirements; replace a centralized computer system with Navy-standard desktop computers and a distributed data base on a local area network to provide a fused, all-source tactical data display with detailed source data and relevant tactical decision/planning aids; provide ELINT, imagery and ACINT sensor analysis capabilities; automate communications functions/interfaces and facilitate rapid data exchange with key Navy, joint, other service and allied forces ashore, afloat and airborne with connectivity to the Secret Internet Protocol Routing Network (SIPRNET); and develop automated interfaces to evolving tactical weapons/sensor/avionics systems and additional USN/USAF/allied aircraft. This program assures the existing TSC system remains interoperable with updated aircraft, sensors and weapons systems while following the Copernicus Forward Architecture.

The Tactical Support Center (TSC) is a node of the Joint Maritime Command Information System (JMCIS) and a component of the Tactical Command Center (TCC) pillar of the Copernicus "Forward" architecture described in the CNO document, "Copernicus... Forward: C4I for the 21st Century." As such, TSC has Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) capabilities which provide the Naval Component Commander (NCC) and Maritime Sector Commander (ashore) (MSC) with the ability to plan, direct and control the tactical operations of forces under their operational and tactical (OPCON/TACON) control. The MSC is normally a task group commander who reports to the maritime area surveillance task force commander (CTFs 12, 67, 72 or 84) under the immediate operational control of the fleet commander-in-chief (FLTCINC) or numbered fleet commander (NFC), depending upon the theater of operations. The MSC supports Naval Expeditionary Forces (NEFs) and other assigned units within his respective littoral and open ocean area of responsibility (AOR) as tasked by the FLTCINC or NFC.

The MSC normally functions as a task group commander under the NFC's patrol and reconnaissance force and furnishes support to NEFs in his AOR as tasked by the NFC. This includes maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) (P-3/variants, Nimrod, Atlantique); selected carrier-based surveillance/ASW/ASUW aircraft (S-3, SH-60); reconnaissance and intelligence collection aircraft (EP-3, ES-3, EA-6B, Nimrod variant, RC-135); airborne early-warning aircraft (E-2C, E-3 series); selected special mission aircraft; surveillance/towed-array ships (SURTASS and combatants); SAG units; and submarines. Further, TSC shall have the capability to exchange information with intelligence support systems, electronic intelligence (ELINT) cueing systems, environmental support systems, the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS), non-strategic nuclear forces, joint tactical C4I systems, and to exchange intelligence information with tactical forces and key shore/afloat commanders. Information exchange shall be accomplished through various Global Information Exchange Systems (GLOBIXS) and Tactical Digital Information Exchange Systems (TADIXS) including the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN); NCCS Network; Link 11; Link 16; Link 22; TADIXS A and B; Officer-in-tactical Command Information Exchange System (OTCIXS); Battle Group Information Exchange System (BGIXS); Battlecube Information Exchange System (BCIXS); Submarine Satellite Information Exchange System (SSIXS); Allied Command Information Exchange System (ACIXS); Common-User Digital Information Exchange System (CUDIXS) and other data relay, point-to-point, air-to-ground and ship-to-shore communications media.

The TSC Program consists of fixed site and mobile components. Fixed site TSCs (formerly ASW Operations Centers (ASWOCs)) are located at P-3 and S-3 homeport locations and at principal P-3 deployment sites. TSC Mobile Variants (TMVs) are deployable components of TSC capable of providing a rapid-reaction tactical C4I and sensor analysis capability, as required, which can be positioned, using organic fleet assets (e.g., P-3 or C-130), at forward operating sites not supported by fixed-site TSCs. TMVs shall be modular in design such that components can be selectively chosen to meet the specific operational requirements at hand (i.e., take what you need). As such, there are many "variants" ranging from a basic communications suite to a fully capable C4I command center to support the NCC. The Mobile Operations Control Center (MOCC) is a TMV optimized for MPA and other aircraft support missions. MAST and MICFAC are TMVs which provide deployable, integrated C4I capabilities in support of forward-deployed forces afloat and ashore. TMVs shall use JMCIS-compliant hardware and software which are common to the fixed-site TSC system to the maximum extent possible to guarantee their interoperability and effectively operate in regional contingency operations. TSC/TMV C4I software is based upon the Joint Maritime Command Information System (JMCIS) Unified Build (UB). The evolutionary development efforts of the TSC will support the Global Command and Control System (GCCS) and Defense Information Infrastructure (DII) architectures.

The TSC Program will upgrade fixed TSC sites (14 operational sites; 1 in-service engineering activity (ISEA) system at NISE East Det. St. Inigoes, MD; and 1 system for operator and maintenance training at FCTCLANT Dam Neck, VA). Operational fixed-site TSCs are located at homeport and at principal deployment location for maritime patrol aircraft. The program shall initially provide for 18 TMVs (14 IAW FLTCINC direction (initially 6 MOCCs, 4 MICFACs, 4 MASTs), 1 MINEVAN (MICFAC for COMINEWARCOM), 2 Naval Reserve MOCCs, and 1 ISEA system at NISE East Det. St. Inigoes, MD).

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