The primary objective for the MCTSSA team was to assist the 11th MEU in integrating tactical command, control, communications and computers--or C4--systems into the afloat environment.
"The support received from MCTSSA enabled months' worth of troubleshooting systems checks to be completed in days, setting the stage for the 11th MEU to move forward with greater confidence in our amphibious C4 systems," said Capt.
"Both the 11th MEU and MCTSSA were equally invested in the effort," said Capt.
"MCTSSA's presence onboard Boxer was absolutely invaluable, and they are the bridge that ensures that all blue in support of green communications suites are properly fine-tuned prior to the embarkation of the 11th MEU or any MEU," said Ens.
Paxton Miller, MCTSSA naval systems integration officer.
MCTSSA has already fielded nine systems for use in Iraq.
MCTSSA is working steadily to get more of these state-of-the-art systems to the battlefield, Hamilton said.
MCTSSA hopes to have fielded as many as 33 such systems by next spring, Nguyen added.
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA
)--Provides technical support to the Commander, MARCORSYSCOM, and program managers to acquire and sustain C41SR products for the operating forces.
This evaluation, once charted as a joint test, is planned to be conducted at the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA
) using the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) to connect the U.S.