The US Navy has successfully equipped its Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego with the Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N) upgrade.

Installation works on the upgrade, named DCGS-N Increment 1, Block 2, initially began in February and were completed last week.

IWTC San Diego instructor and chief intelligence specialist Beth McNeill said: “Our DCGS-N upgrade was so necessary and well-received!

“The DCGS-N solution acts as the US Navy’s shipboard and ashore intelligence enterprise, providing processing, exploitation and dissemination services at the operational and tactical levels of warfare.”

“We are finally on par with the systems capability of all big deck ships; we are training the way we fight.

“The IWTC San Diego IWTT instructor team is ecstatic for our new DCGS-N!”

DCGS-N is the navy’s primary intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting support capability.

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The DCGS-N solution acts as the US Navy’s shipboard and ashore intelligence enterprise, providing processing, exploitation and dissemination services at the operational and tactical levels of warfare.

The addition of DCGS-N Increment 1, Block 2 at IWTC San Diego is expected to be useful for students from carrier strike groups and amphibious readiness groups attending information warfare team trainers (IWTT).

It features a total of 111 workstations and provides access for each student enrolled in a team trainer with a DCGS-N workstation, which have been installed for use by the instructors at their desks.

The previous version of DCGS-N deployed at the command had only 24 workstations.

Intelligence specialist 1st class Justin Meisner said: “The DCGS-N upgrade gives instructors greater flexibility in training information warfare teams from the waterfront.

“The additional workstations will allow greater collaboration between team members.”

IWTC San Diego is one of four commands belonging to the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and is primarily involved in providing information warfare training for navy and joint service personnel.