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AN/WSC-6(V)X (U)

Overview (U):

(U) Navy SHF Terminals provide unprotected, joint interoperable high capacity voice, data and video communications for combatants and Flag-capable ships. The system is a Joint/NATO-interoperable, Low Probability of Intercept (LPI), secure information exchange at medium-to-high data rates for fleet flag ships and other combatant ships.

Description (U):

(U) The AN/WSC-6(V)X will provide unprotected, joint interoperable high capacity voice, data, and video for combatants and Flag-Capable ships, and reliable Joint/NATO-interoperable Low Probability of Intercept (LPI), secure information exchange at medium-to-high data rates for fleet flag ships, Surface Towed Array Surveillance System Ships (SURTASS), CVs/CVNs, LHAs/LHDs, flag-configured and new construction LPDs, Tomahawk- or Aegis-capable CGs/DDGs/DDs, Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships, and Mine Countermeasures Support (MCS) Ships. The AN/WSC-6(V) 2 & 4 terminals will be modified to add dual RF and dual IF channel capability and support the Tactical Advanced Computer-4 (TAC-4) X-Band operation. The procurements and installations are being conducted in three concurrent steps. Step 1 provides backfit kits and additional seven foot antennas. Step 2 provides new AN/WSC-6(V)X full up terminals. Step three provides outfitting for the remainder of the planned total 221 SHF terminals. 34 Terminals are to be modified including all SHF SATCOM configured flag capable surface ships, training sites and labs. Procurement of 148 AN/WSC-6(V)X terminals expands SHF SATCOM capability from the previous 68 installs to non-flag capable surface ships and flag-configured LPDs.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Programmed.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
Adv Wideband Satellite (AWS)Advanced Wideband Satellite (AWS)
Army Terminal Upg & RplArmy Terminal Upgrade and Replacement
DSCS IIDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) II
DSCS IIIDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III
DSCS Service Life Enhance ProgDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Service Life Enhancement Program (SLEP)
Wideband GapfillerWideband Gapfiller
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
SHF Ground Segment TerminalsSuper High Frequency (SHF) Ground Segment Terminals
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Navy.

(U) DoD: USD (A&T) and OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: CNO (Space and Electronic Warfare/Navy Space Systems Division) Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Arlington, VA
(U) Program Management: SPAWAR Joint Maritime Communications Program Office (PMW-176), Arlington, VA

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 01 October 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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