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AN/USC-38 (V) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The AN/USC-38 (V) terminals provide the Navy's basic warfighting communication system. As part of the Navy EHF SATCOM Program (NESP), the AN/USC-38 (V) provides voice, data and information exchange communications with anti-jam, low probability of intercept, low probability of detection and anti-scintillation capabilities. The NESP terminal is interoperable with Air Force and Army terminals deployed with FLTSAT EHF packages on FLTSAT, UFO and Milstar satellites.

Details (U):

Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC  


Description (U):

(U) The NESP AN/USC-38 (V) is an anti-jam low probability of intercept communications terminal designed to accommodate a wide variety of command and control communications (i.e., secure voice, teletype, data, and fleet broadcast systems). The NESP program provides for AN/USC-38 (V) terminal development, production, and installation which provides the fleet with core and hard core communications capabilities for worldwide command and control communications (C3). AN/USC-38 (V) terminals currently provide physical and electromagnetic survivability, resistance to jamming and electromagnetic interference and low probability of intercept detection capabilities against the current and projected threats at data rates of 75-2400 bits per second (bps).

(U) The AN/USC-38 (V) has three configurations: Submarine (V1), Ship (V2), and Shore (V3). All AN/USC-38 (V) terminals will be interoperable with Army and Air Force terminals.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

NameTitle
AN/USC-38AN/USC-38
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
Advanced EHFAdvanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF)
Fleet EHF Package (FEP)Fleet EHF Package (FEP)
Milstar IMilstar I
Milstar IIMilstar II
POLAR ADJUNCT IPolar Adjunct I
POLAR ADJUNCT IIPOLAR ADJUNCT II
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
EHF Ground Segment TerminalsExtremely High Frequency (EHF) Ground Segment Terminals
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
MILSATCOMSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: MILSATCOM
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Navy.

(U) DoD: USD (A&T) and OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: Chief of Naval Operations, N631D, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: SPAWARSYSCOM, Arlington, VA
(U) Program Managers: Navy Satellite Communications Program Office PMW-176, Arlington, VA

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 01 October 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999