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CHARLES S. MONTGOMERY, CW3

ATZS-CDS-T, 3-4614

 

MICHAEL W. POWELL, ACTING DIR, DCD

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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CHARLES S. MONTGOMERY, CW3

ATZS-CDS-T, 3-4614

 

MICHAEL W. POWELL, ACTING DIR, DCD

UNCLASSIFIED

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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UNCLAS

SUBJECT: MITT/FAST MIGRATION TO CGS/ASAS/ACT

1. THE CURRENT PLAN FOR EVOLUTION OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS CALLS FOR THE MOBILE INTEGRATED TACTICAL TERMINAL (MITT) AND THE FORWARD AREA SUPPORT TERMINAL (FAST) TO BE DE-FIELDED ONCE THE COMMON GROUND STATION (CGS) IS FIELDED TO YOUR UNITS. WHILE IT IS KEY THAT THIS HAPPENS, WE WANT TO ENSURE THE SMOOTHEST TRANSITION TO YOU IN THE FIELD, AND THAT EACH OF YOU ARE ENGAGED IN THE DISCUSSION AND PRIORITIZATION OF FUNCTIONS.

2. RATIONALE FOR DE-FIELDING OF THE MITT AND THE FAST IS PRIMARILY DRIVEN BY FUNCTIONALITY GROWTH IN OTHER PROCESSORS, IN ADDITION TO THE REALIZATION THERE ARE NO FUNDS IN THE PROGRAM TO SUSTAIN THEY SYSTEM PAST FY2000 (APPROXIMATELY $20M A YEAR TO SUSTAIN MITT AND FAST FOR THE ENTIRE FORCE).

 

 

CHARLES S. MONTGOMERY, CW3

ATZS-CDS-T, 3-4614

 

MICHAEL W. POWELL, ACTING DIR, DCD

UNCLASSIFIED

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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3. WHILE THE CGS AND THE ALL-SOURCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM-BLOCK II (ASAS-II) WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE COMMANDER WITH MOST OF THE CAPABILITIES OF THE MITT/FAST; FURTHER ANALYSIS HAS SHOWN THAT SOME KEY CAPABILITIES ARE NOT BASELINE WITH THE INITIAL FIELDING OF THE CGS AND THE ASAS-II. DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN HELD BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS (DAMO-FDI), THE INTELLIGENCE CENTER’S DIRECTORATE OF COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS (DCD), THE PROGRAM MANAGER J-STARS (PM-J-STARS), THE PROGRAM MANAGER INTELLIGENCE FUSION (PM-IF), AND THE U.S. ARMY SPACE PROGRAM OFFICE (ASPO), TO DECIDE HOW CAPABILITIES, NOT IMMEDIATELY MET, CAN BE MET IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

4. SHORTFALLS AND SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS FOLLOW:

A. FIELDING ALLOCATIONS – THE FIELDING/DE-FIELDING PLANS ARE BEING REWORKED TO INSURE THAT AN CGS AND AN ASAS-II ARE OPERATIONAL AT A UNIT BEFORE ITS MITT/FAST IS DE-FIELDED.

B. SIGINT EXPLOITATION & DATABASING – THE ASAS SINGLE SOURCE (SIGINT) WORKSTATION WILL PERFORM THIS FUNCTION.

C. EARLY ENTRY CAPABILITY – THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED USING THE CGS/ASAS/TROJAN SPIRIT DEPLOYABLE INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT ELEMENT (DISE) CONCEPT.

D. GRAPHICAL SITUATION DISPLAY – ASAS-II WILL USE THE GLOBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM COMMON OPERATING ENVIRONMENT JOINT MAPPING TOOL KIT TO PROVIDE THIS FUNCTION. TO RECEIVE THE COMMON RELEVANT PICTURE FROM ASAS, THE

CGS WILL HAVE TO ADD THIS FUNCTION.

 

 

CHARLES S. MONTGOMERY, CW3

ATZS-CDS-T, 3-4614

 

MICHAEL W. POWELL, ACTING DIR, DCD

UNCLASSIFIED

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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E. AUTODIN – ASAS PROVIDES THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO AUTODIN. WITH THE MITT/FAST TO CGS/ASAS TRANSITION, ASPO WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE AUTODIN CONNECTION, THIS MUST BE PICKED UP BY THE UNIT.

F. GRENADIER BRAT (GB) – CGS AND ASAS WILL RECEIVE AND PARSE THE TACELINT MESSAGES CARRYING GB INFORMATION.

G. S-BAND COMMUNICATIONS – CGS WILL PERFORM THIS FUNCTION AND WILL ACT AS A CONDUIT FOR PASSING THE APPROPRIATE INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTS (IMAGES AND TEXT) TO THE ASAS.

H. ARL L-BAND VIDEO FEED (EO/IR) – SEVERAL SYSTEMS REQUIRE THIS CAPABILITY. THE CGS WILL USE THIS FEED IN ITS NOW BATTLE AND MOVING TARGET INDICATOR (MTI) ROLES. WHEN A TACTICAL EXPLOITATION SYSTEM-FORWARD (TES-F) IS CHOPPED TO A DIVISION FROM CORPS, IT WILL RECEIVE, PROCESS, EXPLOIT AND ANNOTATE THIS IMAGERY FOR THE DIVISION. THE TES-F WILL DISSEMINATE ARL SECONDARY IMAGES AND IMAGE PRODUCTS. WHEN A TES-F IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE ASAS SINGLE SOURCE WORKSTATION (IMINT) WILL ASSUME THE FUNCTIONS OF RECEIVING, PROCESSING EXPLOITING, AND ANNOTATING THE ARL IMAGERY; AND WILL DISSEMINATE THE ARL SECONDARY IMAGES AND IMAGE PRODUCTS.

I. IMAGERY EXPLOITATION / ANNOTATION – CGS WILL CONTINUE TO HANDLE THE NOW BATTLE IMAGERY FUNCTIONS. THE ASAS SINGLE SOURCE WORKSTATION (IMINT) WILL ASSUME THE MISSION OF EXPLOITING ORGANIC IMAGERY (E.G., GUN CAMERA, HAND HELD VIDEO, DIGITAL STILL, ETC.) PRODUCING AND DISSEMINATING SECONDARY IMAGES AND IMAGERY PRODUCTS FROM THESE SOURCES. THE ASAS SINGLE SOURCE WORKSTATION (IMINT) WILL CONTINUE TO BRING IN SECONDARY IMAGES AND IMAGE PRODUCTS FORM NON-ORGANIC SOURCES.

 

 

CHARLES S. MONTGOMERY, CW3

ATZS-CDS-T, 3-4614

 

MICHAEL W. POWELL, ACTING DIR, DCD

UNCLASSIFIED

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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J. SCANNING FOR TADIX-B – CGS WILL PERFORM THIS FUNCTION. IT MUST BE DETERMINED IF THE CTT/JTT WILL HAVE THIS ABILITY AND IF NOT WHAT IS THE COST OF AN UPGRADE.

K. ON-LINE REFERENCE SOURCES – ASAS REQUIRES THIS CAPABILITY.

L. SCI DATA – ASAS WILL PERFORM THIS FUNCTION TO THE LEVEL CURRENTLY IN THE MITT.

5. THE SUSPENSE DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF COMMENTS IS TWO WEEKS FROM THE DATE TIME GROUP OF THIS MESSAGE. THE POC’S FOR THIS ACTION ARE LTC APONTE AT 821-2010 DSN; 520-533-2010 COMM; X-5387 U-FAX; OR [email protected] AND CW2 MONTGOMERY AT 821-4614 DSN; 520-533-4614 COMM; X-4610 S-FAX; X-4701 U-FAX; OR [email protected].

 

 

CHARLES S. MONTGOMERY, CW3

ATZS-CDS-T, 3-4614

 

MICHAEL W. POWELL, ACTING DIR, DCD

UNCLASSIFIED