PM TS

PM Terrestrial Sensors

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Mission

Ensure battlefield dominance by delivering innovative and persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Force Protection (FP) sensor capabilities for our Army “to fight tonight.”

Vision

A team of acquisition professionals recognized as the leader in delivering timely Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Force Protection (FP) overmatching capabilities that provide our Warfighter with sensor battlefield dominance.

Product Managers

Aerostats

Persistent Surveillance System-Tethered (PSS-T)

MISSION

PSS-T will be integrated into aerial information collection, base defense, and aerial layer network transport architectures to support needs for persistent surveillance, information collection, and communications extension at key operating locations. PSS-T directly addresses gaps identified in the Joint Direct-Support Aerial Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance ICD, Unmanned Systems ICD, and Aerial Layer Network Transport ICD.

DESCRIPTION

PSS-T retains medium and large aerostat platforms to meet future expeditionary and contingency needs for persistent surveillance, information collection, force protection enhancement, and as a platform for Army Aerial Layer Network Transport. PSS-T is a highly persistent and flexible multi-sensor information collection platform that will be integrated with other aerial and unattended ground sensor systems to provide the slew-to-cue capability. PSS-T provides 360˚ detection, surveillance, monitoring, and targeting capability through real-time full motion video, EO/IR, and wide area, detection of moving vehicle and dismount targets.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Medium and Large Aerostat Platforms

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Post Milestone C

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Ongoing OIR and OFS ONS

Counter Explosive Hazards (CEH)

Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS)

MISSION

Deliver to the warfighter vehicle mounted counter explosive hazard capabilities that pace the threat.

DESCRIPTION

HMDS is a post MS C, ACAT II program that transitioned from a QRC to Program of Record. The program is structured to incrementally deliver mounted counter explosive hazard detection and marking capability through a series of Engineering Change Proposal and Modification Work Orders.  HMDS addresses a capacity shortfall by improving the Brigade Combat Teams and Engineer Brigade’s ability to clear routes of buried explosive hazards and locate cached munitions.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Husky Mounted Detection Vehicle

PROGRAM STATUS

Two (2) program types:

  1. Quick Reaction Capability; Sustainment;
  2. Program of Record; Production and Deployment.

HMDS Wire Detection Sensor Kit

MISSION

Deliver to the warfighter vehicle mounted counter explosive hazard capabilities that paces the threat.

DESCRIPTION

The Wire Detection Sensor Kit is a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) that will be integrated into the HMDS POR as an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP).  Consisting of seven components the Wire Detection Sensor Kit can be installed as an additional detection capability by 2 soldiers in 8 hours. The Wire Detection Sensor Kit can be operated in conjunction with the HMDS GPR and is capable of detection over a variety of road surfaces to include: Dirt, Gravel, Asphalt, and Concrete (without rebar).  Operator visual alerts, alarms and enhanced marking capabilities for the Wire Detection Sensor and GPR are increased by the installation of the T1200 tablet, new graphical user interface and 8 spray nozzle marking bar.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Husky Mounted Detection Vehicle

PROGRAM STATUS

Two (2) program types:

  1. Quick Reaction Capability; Sustainment;
  2. Program of Record; Production and Deployment.

Combat Terrain Information System (CTIS)

Automated Integrated Survey Instrument (AISI)

MISSION

The Automated Integrated Survey Instrument (AISI) is a non-developmental item (NDI) used to collect, store, retrieve and process survey data.  It provides the military surveyor with a single instrument (total station) to achieve all functions formally carried out with theodolites, tapes, and distance measuring devices significantly increase the speed of survey operations and mitigation of human recording and computing errors.  It automatically stores field survey data for integration to Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems.

DESCRIPTION

AISI is a complete optical / LOS field survey instrument package used to determine distances and directions, establish geodetic survey control and perform construction and airfield surveys. AISI automates the collection of precise (centimeter level) topographic data to support construction and design team efforts. AISI leverages open architecture to ensure compatibility with industry survey SW and HW.  AISI calculates unadjusted coordinates, differences in elevation, and elevation of survey control points, recording them in a portable data collector for retention and post-processing.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Interoperable with Global Positioning System-Survey (GPS-S) and Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (ENFIRE) and other commercial software and hardware

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Post Milestone C

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Technical refresh guidance forthcoming

Global Positioning System-Survey (GPS-S)

MISSION

GPS-Survey (GPS-S) supports Technical Engineer (MOS 12T) accomplishment of construction and topographic surveys with centimeter-level precision and has integrated SAASM capability that satisfies OSD Policy for operations in degraded and contested environments.

DESCRIPTION

GPS-S enables Engineer Survey and Design Team members to perform construction and topographic surveys with centimeter-level precision in electronic contested environments. GPS-S interfaces with current Army Survey (AISI) equipment to perform integrated GPS / optical surveys. The Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (ENFIRE) tablet PC is leveraged for post-processing of survey data and import of survey design files. GPS-S meets FAA standards for airfield survey and has employed standards-based data exchanges to achieve interoperability with commercial SW and HW equivalents.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Interoperable with Global Positioning System-Survey (GPS-S) and Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (ENFIRE) and other commercial software and hardware

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Post Milestone C

Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (ENFIRE)

MISSION

Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (common name: ENFIRE) is a digital technology upgrade to the analog Survey Set, Military Field Sketching legacy capabilities. ENFIRE enables the performance of reconnaissance, construction management, project management, field surveying, facilities management, inventory management, obstacle planning and field engineering tasks by soldiers in CMF 12. The set utilizes standard military communications devices to transfer data files to the Army Mission Command suite of warfighting capabilities.

DESCRIPTION

ENFIRE is a digital technical engineering and data collection toolset used by Engineer Soldiers to perform reconnaissance, obstacle reporting, construction management, and support to surveying operations. Precision measuring devices and other peripherals are integrated to a ruggedized tablet computer that hosts a suite of software that supports a wide range of military engineer functions. ENFIRE provides warfighters with greater accuracy and precision of measurements, faster information collection, and rapid dissemination capabilities. It reduces time on target and operations from a stand-off distance reducing exposure; greatly improving safety to soldiers.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Interoperable with Global Positioning System-Survey (GPS-S) and Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (ENFIRE) and other commercial software and hardware

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Post Milestone C

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Fielding

Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Payloads

Common Sensor Payload (CSP)

MISSION

In addition to providing targeting video to the UAS Operator and lasing the target for laser tracking munitions, the enhanced reconnaissance and security capabilities of CSP enable collection of actionable combat information across the entire battle space, improving the Commander’s ability to concentrate superior combat power against the enemy at the decisive time and place.

DESCRIPTION

CSP is an Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor.  It is an ACAT III Program of Record consisting of a thermal imager, a visible imager, a laser designator, an eye-safe laser rangefinder, a laser pointer, and a laser spot tracker packaged within a stabilized gimbal.  The CSP is integrated onto the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and is able to operate throughout the platform’s flight mission profile and operational altitude. The CSP capabilities are common with similar unmanned aerial systems of the same class promoting the potential for Joint commonality as well as acquisition advantages. The CSP may also be integrated onto other manned and unmanned aircraft.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Utilized on the Gray Eagle platform

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Standard Definition (SD) CSP: Sustainment; High Definition (HD) CSP: Production.

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Fielding

MX Sensor Systems

MISSION

MX Sensor Systems currently supports a variety of combat operations worldwide. These sensors are mounted on several airborne platforms (manned and unmanned) and offer the battle commander a Full Motion Video (FMV) capability in support of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

DESCRIPTION

MX Sensor is an imaging and target acquisition sensor payload supporting aerial platforms with Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) cameras providing High Definition (HD) Full-Motion Video (FMV), allowing near-real-time eyes on target, with a laser illumination, laser range finding, and laser designation capable targeting capability. MX Sensor provides a fully integrated sensor to multiple aerial platforms to provide persistent surveillance and dissemination capabilities, enabling response forces to Find, Fix, Track, Target, and Engage threats against personnel, civilians, facilities, and infrastructure within the platforms’ area of responsibility.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Utilized on Persistent Surveillance System- Tethered (PSS-T); Shadow; Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS); and Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) platforms.Utilized on Persistent Surveillance System- Tethered (PSS-T); Shadow; Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS); and Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) platforms.

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability transitioning to a Program of Record; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Shadow Sensor Systems

MISSION

Shadow EO/IR/LD systems currently support a variety of combat operations worldwide. These sensors are mounted on Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (TUAVs) and offer the battle commander a Full Motion Video (FMV) capability in support of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

DESCRIPTION

The Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAV) EO/IR/LD Payloads will be an off-the-shelf / non-developmental EO/IR/LD sensor that provides a robust, advanced state-of-art sensor suite to collect critical information for all members of the air-ground maneuver team. To be utilized on the Shadow TUAS (BCT, AVN BDEs, and Special Operation Groups).  It provides maneuver commander with vastly improved persistent situational awareness of the battlespace as compared to what was previously available.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Utilized on the Shadow Platform

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Entering Post Milestone C

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 600 legacy payloads fielded to date

Force Protection Systems (FPS)

Automated Installation Entry (AIE)

MISSION

Enhance Installation security through automated personnel verification and authentication using a Joint Service Architecture and authoritative databases to continuously vet personnel against possible criminal, terrorist and insider threats.

DESCRIPTION

Provides a single standardized, interoperable and integrated system for Installation access control, enabling enhanced situational awareness, sharing of information and optimization of resources.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Data sharing among Army Installations, Joint Services and other agencies

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Project; Full Rate Production

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 21 AIE-2+ sites fielded and operational; Fielding in progress at 10 AIE-2+ sites

Combat Outpost Surveillance Force Protection System (COSFPS)

MISSION

Provide automated area monitoring and situational awareness, long range threat detection, response and close-in direct fire Force Protection (FP) at Forward Operating Bases (FOB) and small Combat Outposts.

DESCRIPTION

Containerized Force Protection (FP) system integrating numerous, multi-layered FP subsystems to provide automated area monitoring and situational awareness, long range threat detection, response and close-in direct fire response at FOBs and small Combat Outposts in austere environments.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Integrates numerous multi-layered Force Protection (FP) sub-systems to defend a FOB in a geographically austere location.

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Sustaining several systems in theatre

Entry Control Point (ECP)

MISSION

Enhance base protective posture, assess threats, deny enemy access and provide standoff by controlling vehicle and personnel access through a system of systems approach.

DESCRIPTION

Integrated System of System utilized to protect and enhance Force Protection capability against Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices, Personnel Borne Improvised Explosive Devices, Chemical, Direct and Indirect Fire threats at Entry Control Points to Forward Operating Bases.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Sustaining several systems in Afghanistan

Full Motion Video (FMV)

MISSION

Provide Terrestrial Layer Full Motion Video (FMV) capability throughout theater of operations to include the installation of encoders, routers, UPS, Microwave Line of Site (MLOS) Shots, and Radio Masts as directed by theater command.

DESCRIPTION

The Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems-Combined (BETSS-C) FMV provides netted and integrated voice, data and full-motion video of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Sensors and Communication Systems through the use of Microwave Line of Sight (MLoS) radios and Video Encoders (VE) with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS).

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Various Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance sensors

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Emerging requirements to support sustained operations

Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System (Expeditionary) (G-BOSS(E))

MISSION

G-BOSS(E) will be of a size and weight that allows mobility, transportability, scalability, and modularity consistent with deployment and employment using common U.S. air, land and sea transport assets. The G-BOSS(E) will be capable of independent employment or as part of a network base security and defense system. Army G-BOSS(E) will provide variable sensor heights to meet the capability of persistent surveillance required of the Medium and Heavy variant/configuration (mid to high sensor height) and incorporate a detachable sensor suite as a system to meet the Light configuration.

DESCRIPTION

G-BOSS(E) is an expeditionary, ground-based, self-contained, multi-spectral sensor, persistent surveillance system used to observe, collect, detect, classify, identify, track, record, and report on contacts, objects of interest, and assessed threats twenty-four hours a day utilizing a fused video and sensor data display. An expeditionary nature is a critical aspect of the G-BOSS(E) to meet joint operations. G-BOSS(E) will replace the interim PSS-G with an improved persistent surveillance capability with network integration and better mobility utilizing modular configurations/variants: Light (man-transportable), Medium (mid-sensor height), and Heavy (high-level sensor height).

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Operates in a stand-alone mode or as part of an integrated network

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Integrated Base Defense (IBD) Kitting

MISSION

Recover and refurbish currently fielded force protection Non-Standard Equipment (NS-E) and to assemble and sustain integrated, interoperable, deployable Force Protection equipment packages. This approach scales capabilities with individual site requirements, providing what is needed at the time it is needed, which results in a minimal configuration burden, eases logistics and conserves force protection assets for use elsewhere.

DESCRIPTION

IBD packages provide an interim IBD capability to increase protective effectiveness, enhance situational awareness and reduce troop-to-task requirements.  IBD Kitting serves as a bridging effort to an enduring IBD capability while maximizing the Army’s return on investment by harvesting and reutilizing currently fielded NS-E.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Integrates various Non-Standard Equipment (NS-E)

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Project

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Emerging requirements to support Counter-ISIL efforts

Integrated Commercial Intrusion Detection System (ICIDS)

MISSION

Provide a standard intrusion detection capability for world-wide DoD facilities to include conventional, nuclear and chemical sites.

DESCRIPTION

Highly secure, standardized Intrusion Detection System using state-of-commercial technology to detect and assess unauthorized intrusion of protected areas. Provides real-time assessment and rapid flexible response to existing, imminent or emerging threats. Architecture accommodates remote intrusion, chemical, biological and radiological agent monitoring. Scalable architecture accommodates small, medium and large sites. Configured for nuclear and chemical munitions sites; bulk conventional arms, ammunition and explosive storage sites and in the security of vital/sensitive military resources.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Sustaining systems at sites worldwide

Integrated Ground Security, Surveillance, and Response Capability (IGSSR-C)

MISSION

Sensor Data Interoperability/Fusion: Provides layered approach to integrate sensors, sensor systems, and unmanned systems with automated fusion capabilities to create an in-depth security, surveillance, and response common operating picture (COP) for base camps in all operating environments.

DESCRIPTION

Provides a layered approach to integrate sensors, sensor systems and unmanned systems with automated fusion capabilities to create an in-depth security, surveillance and response Force Protection (FP) Common Operating Picture (COP) capability for fixed and semi-fixed/expeditionary elements across the spectrum of operations in all operating environments. Will enable rapid decision analysis, speed the response process as well as increase the information dissemination horizontally and vertically along the chain of command and with outside supporting organizations. IGSSR-C addresses gaps identified in the IUBIP Interoperability lCD.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Integrates various sensors, sensor systems, and unmanned systems with automated fusion capabilities

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Joint Defense Operations Center/Joint Situational Awareness System (JDOC/JSAS)

MISSION

Improve Warfighter decision making and reduce troop-to-task by integrating existing standalone FP systems.

DESCRIPTION

The JDOC program provides an Operational Picture that improves Situational Awareness and effective timely response in the protection of personnel and resources. This is achieved by facilitating systems interoperability and integration, data fusion, and organization and display of data and imagery in the most effective way possible.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Interoperable with numerous Force Protection (FP) systems

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Sustaining systems in theatre

Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems (NIIS)

MISSION

Enhance Force Protection against Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, Personnel Borne Improvised Explosive Device, Weapons, Hidden Personnel, Narcotics and other contraband in response to multiple JUONS and ONS.

DESCRIPTION

Family of detection and screening systems for scanning personnel, vehicles and containers providing increased probability of detection of anomalies indicating the presence of explosives, weapons or other contraband.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Sustaining several systems in theatre

Rapid Reaction Tunnel Detection (R2TD)

MISSION

Provide an advanced suite of tunnel detection sensing technologies to alert Commanders of the presence of clandestine tunnels that pose a direct threat to bases, forward operating bases and critical infrastructure security.

DESCRIPTION

R2TD includes an “A” KIT with Border Activity Tunnel Detection System (Linear and Point) and a “B” KIT of mobile detection system utilizing active and passive sensors intended to detect tunneling activities and localize existing tunnels/voids to increase the local Commander’s situational awareness.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Sustaining systems in theatre

Rapid Deployment Integrated Surveillance System (RDISS)

MISSION

Rapidly provide the Warfighter with a flexible, moveable, adjustable, scalable and expeditionary base defense system for detection, assessment and persistent surveillance.

DESCRIPTION

Flexible, scalable, expeditionary video surveillance system providing outside the perimeter detection and assessment capabilities for Joint Security Sites, Combat Outposts and FOBs.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Interoperates with the Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems-Combined (BETSS-C)

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Sustaining several systems in Horn of Africa

Bistatic Surveillance System (BSS)

MISSION

Provide human traffic pattern analysis to determine pre and post-event pattern of life analysis to assess or predict enemy activities. The BSS capability supports analysis on a wide range of counter- IED related problem sets, including monitoring points and areas of interest, blue force operations, surveillance, ad-hoc requests, and suspicious movement reporting. Perimeter Security and Force Protection, Coastal Surveillance, Clandestine Wide Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) Operations and Tactical and Strategic Intelligence Gathering.

DESCRIPTION

The BSS is a ground-based GMTI Radar system used to track mounted and dismounted ground targets over a large area. The BSS provides the capability to monitor; track, in near-real-time (NRT); and record data for forensic analysis within the system’s field of view (FOV). The system’s persistent look and wide field of view allows users to cue Full Motion Video (FMV) assets and provide increased situational awareness to ground commanders of movement within their area of operation. The BSS is organized into four major subsystems: the Radar, Track Processing, Exploitation, and Network/Communication.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Emerging requirements to support sustained operations

Persistent Surveillance and Dissemination System of Systems (PSDS2)

MISSION

The PSDS2 mission is to integrate input from multiple sensors (EO/IR, radar, and acoustic) to provide situational awareness at all echelons; disseminate real-time streaming video, autosensing available bandwidth; provide Video in Context for situational awareness on a 3-D Terrain Model or a Google Earth®-based common operational picture situational display; archive video and metadata for forensic analysis; support collection and management of actionable observations/events; and interface with Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) for an improved operational picture.

DESCRIPTION

PSDS2 is a Full Motion Video (FMV) system and architecture that ingests video from sensors into a centralized location to support persistent surveillance, video exploitation, dissemination and archiving. Ingests live FMV feeds from UAVs, aerostats and camera towers. Provides FMV processing, exploitation and dissemination tools to Intel analysts. Archives video and metadata for forensic analysis. Uses the Web Portal to provide thin client video exploitation and video dissemination to thousands of tactical users via Theater networks.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Ingests data from more than 300 sensors

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Tactical Security System (TSS)

MISSION

TSS will address four of the five base camp core protection/security capabilities identified in the IBD CONOPS which are perimeter security, entry control, persistent surveillance, warning and alerting. These missions include but are not limited to: Internment/Resettlement (I/R) operations; perimeter security; internal security areas within base camps or installations; outside the perimeter, border or boundary, primary and high priority routes; Route Clearance; Homeland Security missions and any named areas of interest (NAI), or other missions as directed by the Commander.

DESCRIPTION

The TSS is a modular, scalable, lightweight, rapidly deployable, ground-based security and surveillance System of Systems providing short and long-term security and persistent surveillance. TSS and its components are designed to be employed as a stand-alone system, in a layered effort or integrated with additional force protection (FP) systems.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Can be integrated with additional Force Protection systems

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Cerberus Scout

MISSION

Cerberus Scout is a mid-range persistent surveillance system in a portable configuration to provide Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition (RSTA) and Force Protection (FP) support in circumstances where it is impractical to employ a trailer based sensor suite, such as when supporting a small unit (e.g. squad, Special Operating Force (SOF), or extra small base camp in a remote location or outpost with limited vehicle access.

DESCRIPTION

Lightweight, portable COTS/GOTS surveillance system Sensor Payload: IR & Day Camera, Ground Surveillance Radar, Laser Range Finder and Laser Pointer Battery operated w/ Solar Panel back-up system and optional 2kW Generator Records data to DVR Unmanned, self-contained and remotely operated surveillance system Modular design allows tailoring of configuration to fit custom mission needs.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Emerging requirements to support sustained operations

Ground Sensors (GS)

Third Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3GEN FLIR)

MISSION

The 3GEN FLIR program incorporates dual-band technology advances into a common B- Kit for integration across multiple platform sensor applications, enabling combat forces to realize sensor overmatch through increased information fidelity, situational awareness (SA), lethality, survivability, and freedom of maneuver/action in the execution of operations across the full spectrum of conflict.

DESCRIPTION

The 3GEN FLIR program Incorporates High Definition (HD) dual-band Mid-Wave Infrared/Long-Wave Infrared (MWIR/LWIR) sensing technology for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition capabilities in day-night and degraded battlefield environments.  The 3GEN FLIR B-Kit will replace the 2GF B-Kit.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Abrams M1A2:
    • Commander’s Primary Sight (CPS)
    • Gunner’s Primary Sight (GPS) / Thermal Receiver Unit (TRU)
  • Next Generation Combat Vehicle

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Engineering and Manufacturing Development

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continued EMD activities

Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (2GF)

MISSION

The 2GF program incorporates Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) technology into a common B-Kit for integration across multiple platform sensor applications that provide a common picture to the Soldier for enhanced reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in operational environments.

DESCRIPTION

The 2GF program provides nine B-16 Class IX items, commonly referred to as the B-Kit, that are integrated into the Army’s highest priority targeting and surveillance systems using unique A-Kit components. All B-Kit items are fully interchangeable for each platform (except the LRAS3 A-focal). The B-Kit items were developed using a Horizontal Technology Integration (HTI) approach to obtain benefits of economies of scale and avoid duplicative systems engineering and support efforts.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • LRAS3
  • Abrams Commander’s Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV)
  • Abrams Thermal Receiver Unit (TRU)
  • Bradley Commander’s Independent Viewer (CIV)
  • Improved Bradly Acquisition System (IBAS)

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continued contracting and procurement actions in support of US and FMS customer requirements.

Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE)

MISSION

The DVE allows for tactical vehicle movement in support of operational missions in all environmental conditions (day/night and all weather and battlefield obscurants).

DESCRIPTION

The DVE is an uncooled thermal imaging systems for driving Combat Vehicles (CV) and Tactical Wheeled Vehicles (TWV) during limited visibility conditions (darkness, smoke, dust, fog, etc).

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Expendable-Unattended Ground Sensor (E-UGS)

MISSION

The E-UGS detects enemy vehicle and footstep traffic to provide improved situational awareness, enhance existing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets, and facilitate a tactical response.

DESCRIPTION

The E-UGS is a near real-time situational awareness system that is simple to deploy, operate, and transport, with the capability to seismically detect and report human footsteps or moving vehicles. The system consists of a Base Station kit and Sensor Kit containing 55 expendable sensors.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Slew-to-Cue variant can interface with PTDS/PGSS or RAID/CERBERUS towers.

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continued support of Overseas Contingency Operations until cessation of activities.

Fixed Site Sniper Detection System (FSSDS)

MISSION

The FSSDS immediately alerts Soldiers to incoming small arms (super-sonic rifle) fire in and around fixed locations in order to reduce friendly casualties and increase the lethality of friendly forces.

DESCRIPTION

The FSSDS is a networked system consisting of BG III systems, a differential GPS, a Situation Awareness System (SAS) mapping capability and an Ethernet-based communications network (“monitoring station”).

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Connects to the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) system.

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continued support of Overseas Contingency Operations until cessation of activities.

Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3)

MISSION

The LRAS3 provides 19D Cavalry Scouts in Armored, Infantry, and Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) with a long range surveillance and reconnaissance capability 24 hours a day in all weather conditions and battlefield environments while remaining outside the threat detection range. The LRAS3 Fire Support Sensor System variant provides target designation capabilities to Fires Support elements within BCT formations.

DESCRIPTION

The LRAS3 is a multi-function line of sight target acquisition common sensor suite which provides real time target detection, recognition, and identification capability. The LRAS3 automatically determines far target location coordinates for any target ranged by the operator. The LRAS3 enables information superiority by interfacing with the FBCB2 to provide target acquisition and FTL information to units and forces on the lower tactical network. The LRAS3 operates in both stationary vehicle mounted and in a dismounted configuration. The LRAS3 is a key enabling technology and a unit Pacing Item to Infantry BCTs.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Lower tactical network enabled;
  • Interfaces with Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2)

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Program of Record; Sustainment

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Boomerang Generation III (BG III)

MISSION

The BG III detects incoming gunshot events and provides audible and visual identification of the shooter location (azimuth, range, and elevation) to the soldier for a tactical response.

DESCRIPTION

The BG III is a passive acoustic gunshot detection system that uses a bullet’s shockwave (crack) and muzzle blast (bang) to determine the relative position of the shooter. A heptahedral array of microphones on a mast that calculates incoming shot locations through software housed in the display unit.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continued support of Overseas Contingency Operations until cessation of activities.

Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS)

MISSION

The VOSS provides Army Combat Engineers; Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel with a vehicle-mounted standoff optical capability to visually scan, identify and locate suspected Explosive Hazards, Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) and personnel while the vehicle is stationary or on the move.

DESCRIPTION

The VOSS is a remotely-controlled, gyro-stabilized, telescoping, high-resolution, zoom- capable multi-sensor (daylight camera, night-vision camera, thermal-imaging camera) surveillance system that uses existing commercial camera technology to provide a vehicle-mounted standoff IED detection capability.  It is installed on Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) Type I (Panther & recapitalized RG33L+) and Type II (recapitalized RG-31) vehicles.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Fielding dependent upon PM MPAP VS vehicle fieldings of the MMPV Type I & II to EOD and Engineer Units.

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability transitioning to a Program of Record; Production and Deployment.

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continued New Equipment Fielding and Training efforts.

Close Access Target Reconnaissance (CATR)

MISSION

The primary mission is information collection. It can be employed during peacetime, contingency, and wartime operations worldwide 24 hours a day by reconnaissance, infantry, armor, and intelligence personnel to enhance situational awareness and assist with force protection.

DESCRIPTION

The CATR program includes electronic devices that collect and provide near real time information in order to locate or track something or someone (i.e., tagging, tracking, locating (TTL)) and electronic audio or video recorders that store information (i.e., technical audio and visual surveillance (TAVS)).

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Quick Reaction Capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continued support of Overseas Contingency Operations until cessation of activities.

Contact

Fort Belvoir, VA

703.704.3447

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