BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION SHEET
P-1 ITEM NOMENCLATURE
Other Procurement, Navy
BA 3 - AVIATION SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
424200, OTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
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DESCRIPTION: OTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT The Naval Air Systems Command is tasked to fund transition of shipboard photographic
labs from traditional film technology to digital imagery technology (CNO Memo Ser 09B/2U2501983 of 23 Oct 92 applies). As such, there are two
systems supported by the OPE OPN funding line.
First, the Digital Camera Receive Station (DCRS) is a combat system located in the Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) that processes classified Bomb
Hit Assessment (BHA) and target imagery. DCRS has requirements to support near real-time over-the-horizon imagery transfer, as well as post-mission
playback of imagery obtained from aircraft sensors. DCRS currently is a two rack system with a PC workstation for video editing and playback,
media receptacles for aircraft data transfer devices, a laser printer, and communications equipment to support Fast Tactical Imagery (FTI).
Equipment and software are updated through field change installations scheduled periodically every three years for each CV/CVN.
Second, the Digital Photo Lab (DPL) is an unclassified system that processes visual information for incidents and accidents at sea, shipboard
investigations, medical records, combat camera, safety, training, and Public Affairs Office (PAO) functions. The DPL produces visual information
documentation of real world events (e.g. drug interdiction programs, humanitarian relief efforts, shipboard and flight operations) that is eventually viewed
by CNO, SECNAV, JCS, National Military Command Center and the White House. Digital imagery can be quickly disseminated via shipboard
communication systems to support decision makers at all levels. DPL Phase I equipment installations are complete. In accordance with requirements
set forth in CINCLANT MSG DTG 051820Z Apr 00, the current supported DPL configuration is versioned as V2X (DPL Phase II) and consists of the
following components: two hardmounted racks for PC workstations and media receptacles; a rack for two scanners and two photo quality printers; a
large format printer; a separate high speed laser printer; and a photo LAN that networks all of these components. The DPL also provides two high quality
digital cameras to the ship. Equipment and software are updated through field change installations scheduled periodically every three years for each
Through the FYDP, OPE program will continue to update the shipboard imagery equipment with digital imagery technology for both DCRS and DPL.
P-1 Shopping List Item No 94
Totals may not add due to rounding
(Exhibit P-40, page 1 of 4)
DD Form 2454, Jun 86