Concepts & Programs HomeProgramsFocus Area 4: Modernization & TechnologyPart 2: Information OperationsPart 2.1 Command and Control (C2)COC FoS


The United States Marine Corps (USMC) deploys Marine forces throughout the world to fulfill operational requirements, often in joint and combined forces environments. These forces require a C2 capability that must be expeditionary (i.e., able to be deployed, operated, and redeployed in almost any geographical environment). The COC FoS AN/ TSQ-239A(V), along with Tactical Data Systems (TDSs) power generation and environmental control capabilities, provides commanders with a fully integrated C2 infrastructure capable of rapid deployment and employment of a COC. The system includes a transportable operational facility (OPFAC) that provides the infrastructure of the system. The OPFAC includes shelters, tables, chairs, lighting, peripherals, and internal power and signal distribution.

Operational Impact

The COC FoS provides an interoperable C2 system giving the commander a Common Operational Picture as well as tactical data and communications assets needed to plan and conduct current operations in an expeditionary combat environment. The system enables analytical and intuitive decision-making to maximize the commander’s situational awareness (SA). The COC FoS re-hosts and integrates existing Joint and USMC specific TDSs, resident on numerous Marine Air-Ground Task Force platforms, into the COC system to provide commanders a completely integrated and fully functional C2 suite that can be used to enable COC functions. The COC FoS provides hosting, storage, user interface (e.g., workstations) and display capabilities for applications and information that contribute to SA of the commander and his/her staff.

The COC FoS provides a standard and scalable equipment suite to minimize the number of distinct COC equipment configurations which improves logistics supportability and maximizes operational flexibility. The collection of COC FoS Hardware (HW) consists of networked workstations, visual displays, servers, data storage, print capability, Local Area Network components, peripherals, shelters, and an intercommunication system to support multiple resident users. The COC FoS leverages Government Off-The-Shelf, and Commercial Off-The- Shelf HW and software. The COC FoS also provides space, an interface to organic power, power distribution, environmental controls, and the necessary connectors to enable interoperability for current USMC TDS mission applications.

Program Status

  • IOC - Complete
  • FOC – November. 2017
  • Last MS - Fielding decision February 2017
  • ACAT – IV(M) 11 Dec 15


General Dynamics; iGov, SSC LANT