NCISGs 2NSB DCM-C supports LANDCOM at Menorca (ESP) for Exercise TRJA-19
Menorca (ESP) 01 October 2019 – NCISG's 2NSB Deployable CIS
Module (DCM) C was sent to MENORCA (ESP) to support Commander LANDCOM (Izmir,
TUR) with deployable networks and assets, providing LANDCOM access to the exercise
network of TRIDENT JACKAL 2019 (TRJA-19). The set-up of such networks and
assets is generally referred to as a DCIS Point of Presence (or DPoP).
Many of the DPoP materiel has very colourful names like "Dragon
Fly". DCM personnel know exactly how to operate them, and how to provide the
services to the supported headquarters. In order to do that, the facilities
hosting the – in this example – Dragon Fly and the Satcom connectivity, a cantonment
area is set-up. This has to be ready before the exercise starts. For TRJA-19
this was early October.
Dragon Fly systems are built up in special tents. First floor
tiles are emplaced, then the Dragonfly tents are set-up. Next effort is to
set-up the Helpdesk/Admin tents for the DCM personnel. Then power generation
and A/C power cables are installed, while the satellite terminals are put in
the most optimal location. For TRJA-19 finally 445 computer systems (user equipment)
were connected to the DPoP.
LTG Thomson, the LANDCOM CDR, showed his gratitude for the
services provided and troubleshooting efforts of 2NSB DCM-C at the conclusion
of the exercise. He even presented his commander's coin to SGT Gordon,
specifically for his outstanding work with VTC connections.