The effects of any budget/program decisions made since the information was collected during 1997-98 are NOT reflected in the National Security Space Road Map (NSSRM).

(U) Tactical Exploitation System (TES)

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Overview (U):

(U) The Tactical Exploitation System, or TES, is the Army's objective TENCAP system for the 21st century and will replace the Advanced Electronic Processing and Dissemination System, the Enhanced Tactical Radar Correlator, and the Modernized Imagery Exploitation System. TES combines all TENCAP functionality in a single, integrated, scaleable system specifically designed for split-based operations.

Description (U):

(U) Designed for split-based deployment, TES consists of Forward and Main elements. The TES Forward is a highly mobile, HMMWV-based element and the TES Main is housed in vans. Each element has similar operational, communications, and support capabilities.

(U) The TES is designed to provide the commander maximum flexibility to satisfy intelligence needs in a wide range of operational scenarios. The TES provides multiple configurations ranging from a one C-130 deployable HMMWV early-entry capability to collocated Main and Forward elements with up to 40 operator workstations. TES operators can perform any Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), cross-intelligence, or dissemination function from any workstation. TES provides quick set-up/tear-down and C-130 drive-on/drive-off capability to support rapid deployment.

(U) TES will provide extensive communication capabilities, including UHF, S, X, C, and Ku radio frequency (RF) band communications. It will simultaneously receive multiple Tactical and Related Applications Program (TRAP) and Tactical Information Broadcast System (TIBS) broadcasts. TES will support full data and voice circuits via tactical and national communications systems. It will also interface with and serve as the preprocessor of the All Source Analysis System (ASAS), Common Ground Station (CGS), and the Digital Topographic Support System (DTSS).

(U) Division-TES (D-TES)

(U) The D-TES will replace the Mobile Integrated Tactical Terminal as the objective Division TENCAP system. The D-TES is a HMMWV-mounted, multidiscipline processing and analysis system capable of providing critical links to theater and national assets. The D-TES will have components identical to parts of the TES Forward element. Its capabilities will include UHF, GBS, and S-band communications; Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS), Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET), and AUTODIN/Defense Messaging System (DMS); Imagery and SIGINT processing/analysis; and Imagery storage.

User Impact (U):

(U) This next generation system will serve as the interface between national systems and in-theater tactical forces, as well as directly receive data from theater and tactical assets. It will receive, process, exploit, and disseminate data from direct downlinks and from ground stations for national and theater platforms.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Programmed.

(U) Organizations and Funding:

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
AEPDSAdvanced Electronic Processing and Dissemination System (AEPDS)
ETRACEnhanced Tactical Radar Correlator (ETRAC)
MIESModernized Imagery Exploitation System (MIES)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U): None.

Related Categories (U): None.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):


Point of Contact (U):

(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 May 1998


(U) For comments/suggestions contact: Office of the National Security Space Architect (NSSA), 571-432-1300.

(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001

The effects of any budget/program decisions made since the information was collected during 1997-98 are NOT reflected in the National Security Space Road Map (NSSRM).