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Electronic Processing and Dissemination System (EPDS) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) With the fielding of the Advanced Electronic Processing and Dissemination System (AEPDS) this year, the older EPDS system became obsolete and is in the process of being taken out of the field.

Description (U):

(U) The EPDS can be palletized for transport on C-130/C-141 aircraft or driven on/off of C-5/C-17 aircraft by using its organic mobilization kit.

(U) The systems operated by both Air Force and Army units are located at ten installations around the world. In addition to the systems in the hands of users, the ASPO has a significant stockage of repair parts, a training facility at Ft Huachuca, AZ., and an operational laboratory system. Prior to the defielding, ASPO determined that many of the components inside the EPDS system could still satisfy requirements within the Army and Air Force. All the potential claimants for the materiel were notified and requested to help in the defielding effort. The current claimants to date are: The USAF Space and Missile Center (Data Acquisition System (DAS) equipment), two national special access programs (DAS equipment), US Army Guardrail System (All workstations), Naval Research Laboratory (empty van) and ASPO (all communications equipment and vans). At the conclusion of the defielding, there will be almost nothing left.

User Impact (U):

(U) Three vans currently at the Depot with seven more due in by the end of the fiscal year. Reuse of these components from the EPDS is a multi million dollar savings to the Department of Defense.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

(U) Organizations and Funding:
  • (U) ASPO: Funding Source.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
AEPDSAdvanced Electronic Processing and Dissemination System (AEPDS)
ETUTEnhanced Tactical User Terminal (ETUT)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Army TENCAPArmy Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Army.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Army Space Program Office (ASPO), ASPO, Open Phone: (703) 275-5616, DSN 235-5616.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 07 May 1998

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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