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Targeting operator certification

Representing more than 25 years of development, BAE Systems’ CGS program is the Department of Defense standard for precision targeting, geopositioning services, and photogrammetric applications.

Representing more than 25 years of development, BAE Systems’ CGS program is the Department of Defense standard for precision targeting, geopositioning services, and photogrammetric applications.

The U.S. Air Force Precise Point Positioning Program received program accreditation from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in October of 2009 to train and certify Air Force intelligence personnel in precise point mensuration. Certification authorizes analysts to calculate geocoordinate and elevation data for coordinate-seeking weapons using SOCET GXP® and Common Geopositioning Services (CGS).

CGS combines with SOCET GXP to provide an all-source precision geolocation capability with reliable and accurate 3-D coordinates and statistically valid error estimates. CGS merges commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS) software applications for UNIX® and Windows® platforms for precision geopositioning services in defense and intelligence applications. Using SOCET GXP as the integrated viewer, CGS can deploy as a stand-alone targeting workstation, setting the standard for target-location error determination.

CGS delivers standard GOTS applications that integrate with various services-based architecture systems such as Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS)-Navy, DCGS-Army, Global Command and Control System – Imagery and Intelligence Information and DCGS-Air Force 10.2. Its applications also work with COTS and GOTS electronic light-table applications and viewers, and with targeting; command and control; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.

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