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Joint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Battle Management/Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (JTMD BM/C3I) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The primary goal of the Battle Management/Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (BM/C3I) project is to provide the warfighter with an integrated and interoperable Theater Missile Defense (TMD) BM/C3I capability having the flexibility to meet a wide range of threats and expected needs by building-in the interoperability and flexibility to satisfy a wide range of threats and scenarios. The BM/C3I architecture for TMD is built upon the existing command and control (C2) structure for Theater Air Defense (TAD) and adds the communications linking TMD C2 nodes, weapons, and sensors, and the TMD interfaces to intelligence systems and other supporting capabilities. This project is used to oversee independent weapon systems development and to provide guidance, standards, equipment, integration, and analysis to maximize the performance of a multitude of sensors, interceptors, and C2 nodes and to synergize their individual contributions to an integrated joint theater-wide TMD system.

Description (U):

(U) There are three major thrusts for this integration. The first thrust establishes the links and means for receipt of and in -theater dissemination of early warning and launch warning information from space-based and intelligence systems external to TMD. This project supports the system engineering of the theater. The second thrust of the BM/C3I program focuses on communication and interoperability among TMD weapon systems. Interoperability includes both the communications equipment, and protocols as well as the common C2 procedures among different weapon systems to ensure a truly integrated theater-wide ballistic missile defense system. The cornerstone of TMD interoperability is the Joint Data Net (JDN) which uses the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) and the Tactical Data Information Link-JTIDS (TADIL-J) message format. This project integrates JTIDS terminals into existing Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) C2 platforms and provides the necessary software upgrades. This funding is critical for timely inter-Service interoperability. The third thrust of the BM/C3I program directs attention to upgrades of Service C2 centers. Various command center upgrades are included in this project to reduce decision-making time necessary to effectively engage ballistic missiles. This project funds only the specific TMD-related aspects of upgrades to the Service-funded theater air defense command center upgrades. The central direction and support of hardware and software developments will produce an integrated C2 capability for TMD. The joint warfighters and BM/C3I developers evaluate the effects of early warning, improved interoperability, integration, and command center upgrades on joint TBMD doctrine through BM/C3I workshops and analysis.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U): None.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Ground-Based Missile DefenseGround Based Missile Defense
JTMDEJoint TMD Program Efforts
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

RDT&E Budget Item Project 3261
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):


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) 21 November 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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