Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) will modernize its system used to disseminate battlefield information to commanders and help them make decisions.
The U.S. Marine Corps said Friday its Distributed Common Ground/Surface System-Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) delivers integrated intelligence to inform commanders about the battlefield's situation. The system gathers data via sensors, receives input via antennas and then transmits information to intelligence analysts.
The system's updated version will bring new computer hardware and software into the mix. These components will link with the Marine Corps Enterprise Network to operate.
“DCGS-MC brings all the information on the battlefield to a central location, where it can then be analyzed to support the commander’s decision-making,” said MCSC's Gunnery Sgt. Travis Godley.
Col. Dave Burton, program manager for intelligence systems at MCSC, said the new DCGS-MC also comes in a smaller size and weight compared to the system's older version.