(U) The overall purpose of Radiant Cirrus IV is to improve the exchange of national and tactical intelligence products, including secondary imagery, among networked systems.
(U) The specific focus of Radiant CIRRUS IV has been to create a capability to exchange information across a network rapidly enough to keep pace with dynamics of the TMD problem. A critical capability within the RADIANT CIRRUS IV project has been the demonstration of a new high-precision, high-capacity scanner-digitizer to enable film from the Navy's F-14 tactical airborne reconnaissance prod system (TARPS) to be digitized and passed off the ship in a timely manner.
(U) The venue for Radiant CIRRUS IV project actions has been primarily the U.S European Command (EUCOM) and the Commander-in-Chief Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander Sixth Fleet (COMSIXTHFLT) area of responsibility (AOR). Since the FY96 implementation began, the capability has spread to the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) as well.
(U) Radiant CIRRUS IV capabilities have become integral to the Navy JMCIS system. Installed in all aircraft carriers and large amphibious ships. The NCCOSC Inservice Engineering (NISE) East Imagery Office, located in the ONI JDISS office, has been funded to take care of the technical aspects of the transition of the Radiant CIRRUS IV capability into the Navy JMCIS environment.
- (U) VEXCEL scanners have been procured and installed onboard all deploying aircraft carreirs and some amphibious ships, as an integrated capability in the JMCIS-JDISS equipment suite.
- (U) The General Service (GENSER) intelligence product server installation at the EUCOM Joint Analysis Center (JAC) at Roayal Air Force (RAF), Motesworth, United Kingdom- funded and provided by Navy TENCAP- has become the "baseline" server for Genser intelligence support.
- (U) The use of Secret Internet Protocol Router NETwork (SIPRNET) to interconnect the GENSER JDISS systems was facilitated by the installation of routers and other equipment at Naval Computer Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) mediterranean (MED), Naples, Italy, and onboard the USS LASSALLE (COMSIXTHFLT flagship) and other ships deploying to the Mediterranean Sea, to enable SIPRNET to be extended via SHF satellite communications to ships at sea.
- (U) The fture Global Command and Control System (GCCS) will include a GENSER JDISS segment, which extends the Radiant CIRRUS IV capability into the "operations" arena as well as being in the "intelligence" arena.
|Navy TENCAP||Navy Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP)|
|ISR||SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE|
(U) LT Mike Amig, Open Phone: (703) 808-6730.
(U) 04 September 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001