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AN/MSQ-124 Air Defense Communications Platform (ADCP)

The primary mission of the ADCP is to provide a lightweight, highly-mobile communications system to elements of the MACS Squadron and the Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battalions for the purpose of improving early-warning and target cueing for both Air Breathing Targets (ABT) and Tactical Ballistic Missiles (TBM).  A secondary mission for the ADCP is to provide a TADIL-J interface for the TAOC.

The ADCP system consists of Sun UltraSparc Single-Board Computers (SBC) in a VME chassis, workstations, a TADIL-J terminal, various communication subsystems, a duplex Intra-Battery Data Link (IBDL) capability, Ground Based Data Link (GBDL) ports and the capacity to receive Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) targets directly from the AN/TPS-59 long range surveillance radar via Point-to-Point Data Link (PPDL).  The equipment is housed in a Shelterized-Integrated Command Post Shelter (SICPS) mounted on an M1097 High-Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).  A MEP-3 mobile diesel-fueled generator powers the system.

Operational Description



M1097 HMMWV w/SICP Shelter

(2) Themis Single board computers
(1) Split backplane VME Chassis
(1) AN/PRC-138 HF

(2) KY-68 Digital Subscriber Voice terminal/modem w/KYDIC
(1) Class II JTIDS terminal
(1) MEP3 diesel generator (trailer mounted)

Picture of Air Defense Communications Platform system mounted on a  M1097 High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).

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