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Technical Control and Analysis Center (TCAC)

Last Revised: January 20, 2017, 10:41 am
  • Lance Cpl. Quentin McKnight tightens a knob inside a Track 170 during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 16, 2016. The training exercise was designed to ensure Marines are able to set up communication equipment to communicate to other units in a deployed environment. McKnight is a radio operator with transmissions platoon, 8th Communications Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley Lawson/Released)
    Lance Cpl. Quentin McKnight tightens a knob inside a Track 170 during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 16, 2016. The training exercise was designed to ensure Marines are able to set up communication equipment to communicate to other units in a deployed environment. McKnight is a radio operator with transmissions platoon, 8th Communications Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley Lawson/Released)
Description: 

TCAC is a server workstation combination that provides the Radio Battalions, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command and Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadrons with transportable semi-automated Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) processing, analysis, and reporting.  TCAC fuses, analyzes, and disseminates SIGINT data from tactical, theater, and national assets to tactical commanders.

Operational View: 
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Operational Impact: 

​​​​TCAC is the primary system that enables SIGINT Marines to provide planning support and timely and accurate, fused signals intelligence to the MAGTF. TCAC is deployed in support of MAGTF operations worldwide and facilitates a scalable and modular SIGINT analysis capability for support to the MAGTF.

Program Milestone Status: 

TCAC is currently an AAP program and is in the Production and Deployment phase

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  • About Concepts and Programs

    The vision of the Concepts and Programs project is to provide political and military leaders with timely, accurate, and relevant information. The Concepts and Programs project is the premier strategic communications vessel the Marine Corps relies on to inform Congress, the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Think Tanks about the Corps’ vision.