Basis of Issue Plan - BOIP

A. DESCRIPTION: THE GROUND DATA TERMINAL (GDT) CONSISTS OF GROUND DATA TERMINAL ANTENNA WITH SCISSOR JACKS THAT PROVIDES THE DATA LINKS BETWEEN THE GROUND CONTROL STATION AND AIR VEHICLE. IT IS MOUNTED ON AN HIGH MOBILITY TRAILER (HMT), SILVER EAGLE 2.1 TON TRAILER TOWED BY A HMMWV AND INCLUDES ALL THE GROUND-BASED DATA LINK COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR AIR VEHICLE COMMAND AND CONTROL. THE DIMENSIONS FOR THE GDT IS L=144", W=17", H=136" AND WEIGHT=3163 LBS. B. CAPABILITIES: THE GDT PROVIDES THE MICROWAVE DATA LINK BETWEEN THE GROUND CONTROL STATION AND THE MISSION UAV UP TO 125 KM AWAY. WITH THE USE OF A RELAY UAV OUTFITTED WITH AN AIRBORNE DATA RELAY THE GDT RANGE CAN BE INCREASED TO 200 KM. C. EMPLOYMENT: THE GDT IS EMPLOYED WITH EACH GROUND CONTROL STATION WHICH IS REMOTED UP TO 400 METERS AWAY BY FIBER OPTIC CABLE. THE GDT WILL BE LOCATED NEAR THE TOC THAT THE GCS SUPPORTS IN THE MI BN, HEAVY, AIRBORNE, AND AIR ASSAULT DIVISIONS, MI CO ACR (HEAVY), AERIAL EXPLOITATION BN, MI BDE, CORPS AND MI BDE EAC. D. BASIS OF ISSUE: FOUR PER GROUND CONTROL SECTION, AIR RECON CO, MI BN (AE), MI BDE, CORPS. TWO PER GROUND CONTROL SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI BN, HEAVY AIRBORNE AND AIR ASSAULT DIVISIONS. TWO PER GROUND CONTROL SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, ACR (HEAVY). E. POWER REQUIREMENTS: DEDICATED 3.0 KW GENERATOR (110V) OR BACKUP 24 V DC BATTERY (ONE HOUR) CARRIED ON THE TRAILER. THE GDT CAN ALSO USE THE GCS 10KW GENERATOR AS AN ALTERNATIVE POWER SOURCE. F. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: TRANSPORTED BY HMMWV (M1097/ 10001). IS AIR TRANSPORTABLE BY C-130/C-141/C-5/C-17. G. PERSONNEL/MAINTENANCE IMPACTS: (1) OPERATOR: 96U (2) MAINTAINERS: UL: 33R, 52D, 63B DS: 33R, 52D, 63W GS: 33R, 52D, 63W H. SPECIAL NOTES: (1) THIS ITEM IS APPROPRIATE FOR INCLUSION IN AR 71-13.