(U) Ground based warning sensors and attack assessment systems provide the essential complement to DoD's space based surveillance and warning sensors. The integration of ground and space based tactical warning and attack assessment (TW/AA) sensors data occurs in the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex (NCMC). DoD investments are required to operate, maintain and prevent the obsolescence of these systems. Current programs include the completion of phased evolutionary upgrades and operator training for the NCMC TW/AA "system of systems" and communications interfaces and continued O&M. These systems provide essential missile and air warning, space surveillance, and control and communications capabilities both survivable and otherwise, not only at Cheyenne Mountain but at a host of sensors, alternate correlation and command centers, and forward users.
(U) The program funds the replacement systems for the Cheyenne Mountain Complex (CMC), currently in its final year of acquisition. The system provides the command, control, communications and computers (C4) support for the Integrated TW/AA System. It upgrades and replaces the current operational systems incrementally without loss of attack warning capability during the phased transition. The CMC supports the Commander-in-Chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command (CINC NORAD/USCINCSPACE) in providing the National Command Authorities (NCA), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and other forward users with early warning and assessment of missile, air and space attack on North America or U.S. allies. Efforts associated with the operational enhancement and O&M of the systems will continue.
(U) The NCMC supports the Commander-in-Chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command (CINCNORAD/USCINCSPACE) in providing the National Command Authorities (NCA), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and other forward users with early warning and assessment of missile, air and space attack on North America or U.S. allies.
|A/MWC||Alternate Missile Warning Center (A/MWC)|
|BMEWS||Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS)|
|CCPDS-R||Command Center Processing and Display System Replacement (CCPDS-R)|
|CMU Program||Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) Program|
|CSSR||Communications Systems Segment Replacement (CSSR)|
|Diego Garcia||Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) at Diego Garcia|
|Maui||Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) at Maui|
|PARCS||Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS)|
|SCIS||Survivable Communications Integration System (SCIS)|
|Socorro||Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) at Socorro|
|C2 & Data Handling||Command and Control (C2) and Data Handling|
|SURVEILLANCE AND WARNING||SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: SURVEILLANCE AND WARNING|
(U) DoD: USD(A&T), OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: AF/XORS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command AFSPC/DO Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Program Management: AFPEO/WS, Pentagon, Washington DC; SSSG/ND, Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Mr. St. John, Open Phone: DSN 556-6341.
(U) 10 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001