For the testing of the Networking On-the-Move command-and-control system afloat, an Assault Amphibious Vehicle was configured as a point-of-presence amphibious vehicle, or “POP-V.” Equipped with a wideband-Ku satellite communications system, the POP-V— shown approaching the beach at the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity at Camp Pendleton, Calif.—enables for the first time mission data and full-motion reconnaissance video from unmanned aerial vehicles to be distributed via secure wireless local networks. The data flows to commanders and staff aboard another amphibious staff vehicle as both vehicles operate on the move on land or at sea.
CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES
Photo by Wil Williams, Marine Corps Systems Command
NOTM FoS is a Satellite Communications (SATCOM)-based on-the-move command and control (C2) combat capability for all elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). Initially fielded in 2013 in response to urgent Marine Corps Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) requirements, NOTM is an Acquisition Category (ACAT) IV(M) program with a budget of $509 million across the Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP) and a total life cycle cost of $1.7 billion. NOTM provides robust C2 wideband SATCOM capability, three external network enclaves (Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR), Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) and Coalition) with access to the Global Information Grid (GIG), Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN), full motion video, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and Voice over Secure Internet Protocol (VoSIP) integrated onto United States Marine Corps (USMC) tactical vehicles. Ruggedized laptops with a full suite of Combat Operations Center (COC) tactical software (Joint Tactical Common Operational Picture (COP) Workstation (JTCW)/Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC), Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) Effects Management Tool (EMT)) and chat are connected between NOTM Point of Presence (PoP) vehicles to Staff Vehicles via Type 1 encrypted wireless local area networks. A force multiplier on the battlefield, NOTM provides forward and main integrated C2 capabilities for bounding assaults to the edge of the battlespace; commanders are no longer geographically tethered to the COC. The NOTM capability is currently employed both in ground and air platforms.
A force multiplier on the battlefield, NOTM provides forward and main integrated C2 capabilities for bounding assaults to the edge of the battlespace; commanders are no longer geographically tethered to the COC. The NOTM capability is currently employed both in ground and air platforms.
- ACAT IV(M) 12 Jan. 12
- IOC – March 2013
- FOC – Sep. 2020
- ACAT & Designation: AAP 19 Feb. 15
- IOC – Sep. 2018
- FOC – Sep. 2019
NOTM Internally Transportable Vehicle
- ACAT & Designation: Pre- ACAT
- IOC – Anticipated FY19
- FOC – Anticipated FY20
Procurement Profile: FY18 FY19
NOTM GCV 20 24
NOTM Airborne 10 10
NOTM ITV 5 10
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