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NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex (NCMC) Threat Warning/Attack Assessment (U)

Overview (U):

(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.

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Description (U):

(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.

User Impact (U):

(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.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational/Programmed.

(U) Organizations and Funding:

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
A/MWCAlternate Missile Warning Center (A/MWC)
BMEWSBallistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS)
CCPDS-RCommand Center Processing and Display System Replacement (CCPDS-R)
CMU ProgramCheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) Program
CSSRCommunications Systems Segment Replacement (CSSR)
Diego GarciaGround-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) at Diego Garcia
MauiGround-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) at Maui
PARCSPerimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS)
SCISSurvivable Communications Integration System (SCIS)
SocorroGround-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) at Socorro
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
C2 & Data HandlingCommand and Control (C2) and Data Handling
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
SURVEILLANCE AND WARNINGSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: SURVEILLANCE AND WARNING
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) ESC.

(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

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Mr. St. John, ESC/SNDC2, Open Phone: DSN 556-6341.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 10 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999