Accession Number : ADA536734


Title :   The Marine Corps Needs a Targeting, Sensors, and Surveillance Systems Operational Integration and Support Team


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Darnell, D M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a536734.pdf


Report Date : 02 Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : A Marine sergeant is leading a four-vehicle patrol down a main supply route (MSR) in Iraq when it is attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED). No one is hurt, though a vehicle sustains minor damage. The triggerman is probably still close; lately all IEDs in the area have been initiated via command-wire. The squad leader sets a cordon, ensures an IED 9-Line is sent to the company headquarters, and waits for an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to arrive. With only fourteen Marines to secure the area, the squad leader cannot go too far in search of the triggerman. Meanwhile, the company quickly relays the report to the watch officer in the battalion Combat Operations Center (COC). The air officer and S-2 in the battalion COC immediately collaborate to source overhead surveillance while the watch officer ensures EOD is notified. A Marine Shadow Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is currently conducting surveillance in another part of the battalion's area of operations (AO). The intelligence analyst, who is monitoring the Shadow's progress along a pre-assigned target deck via Microsoft Internet Relay Chat (mIRC), directs the UAS to the location of the IED attack. The Shadow will be overhead in less than ten minutes.


Descriptors :   *AERIAL TARGETS , *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES , *IMPROVISED WEAPONS , *UNMANNED , DETECTORS , EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL , IRAQ , MARINE CORPS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , SURVEILLANCE , TARGETING


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE