TCPEDTasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (unmanned aerial vehicles)
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Although progress in these and other programs indicate that technology is not a major hurdle to delivering a next-generation integrated TCPED architecture, two additional, closely interrelated, considerations must be addressed.
A hybrid TCPED solution can be found in widespread commercial and military off-the-shelf products, namely the BAe Systems Socet Set digital photogrammetry and geospatial information system designed mostly for defence applications.
A somewhat more restricted, military-grade TCPED use can be found with the clearly military-grade photogrammetry and image analysis suite from Overwatch Systems Geospatial Operations (part of Textron group).
The Thales GeoMaker solution is also a re-branding for military TCPED, probably closer to high-end US or Israeli capabilities though; it combines high-grade geospatial exploitation references (delivered to the French Ministry of Defence for military mapmaking or cruise missile mission planning for example) with strategic and tri-service imint systems.
The vision for the Battlespace Awareness Division is to increase data automation, reduce the Navy's platform and domain specific solutions, stop duplication of effort and communalize training and systems to fast-track the steps in the TCPED cycle, Czerewko explained.
A fighter pilot, Czerewko, whose call sign is "Caesar," said data analysis help is available through the national reachback architecture from the Intelligence Community, Navy Information Operations Commands and fleet, but in a contested environment reachback may not be accessible so the TCPED model must flex based on environmental constraints.
Jeff Czerewko, OPNAV N2N6F2 discusses the Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TCPED) process with a large audience in the Navy Information Warfare Pavilion at the Sea, Air and Space (SAS).
Notably, the continual improvement in information technology has created significant opportunities to innovate all aspects of the TCPED cycle--from the collection and indexing of individual data points--to the final delivery of comprehensive knowledge to commanders, within the necessary timeline to achieve desired effects.
Cloud computing capabilities can be employed by operators and analysts to more effectively perform TCPED operations in direct support of the tactical edge, while simultaneously delivering Navywide efficiencies.
A: PEO C4I's products support the TCPED functions and beyond for the Navy.