combat information center


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combat information center

The agency in a ship or aircraft manned and equipped to collect, display, evaluate, and disseminate tactical information for the use of the embarked flag officer, commanding officer, and certain control agencies. Certain control, assistance, and coordination functions may be delegated by command to the combat information center. Also called action information center; CIC. See also air defense control center.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Ishiba revealed that all the lookouts were on the main bridge because of rain and nobody was watching one of the two radar displays in the key operations room called the Combat Information Center shortly before the accident.
So realistic is the simulation that an operator seated at his console in the ship's combat information center cannot distinguish it from a real engagement, claimed O'Neal: "BFTT is unique in the sense that it says the best place to train the crew is where they fight.
The heart of the AEGIS combat system is the Combat Information Center, where the ship's captain and various systems operators provide defense for their own ship and for other ships arranged in a battle group.
That vital information wasn't posted in grease-pencil on any of the Combat Information Center's many status boards nor logged just a buttonpush away in its computers.
The combat information center officer (CICO) started to troubleshoot MIDS as we executed our normal climb out.
Highlights include an aircraft converted into a B-25B bomber like those used on Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle's April 1942 Tokyo Raid (the conversion was overseen by two Doolittle Raiders); a uniform tunic of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack; the helmet and bullet-damaged goggles of Japanese air ace Saburo Sakai; a rubber terrain map of Iwo Jima, used to prepare the US invasion of the island; and a destroyer's combat information center, still exuding the aroma of mid-20th-century electronics.
He went to sea in December 1965 in USS Little Rock (CLG 4), where he was Combat Information Center officer, and qualified as OOD.
Nowhere is the reduced manning concept more evident than in the ship's combat information center. The Freedom crew calls it their mission control center--a darkened room filled with computer consoles and screens displaying sensor images and video feeds.
For example, SCSC performs vital work focused on: Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems program development, life cycle engineering, fleet operator and combat information center team training, and in-service engineering.
The air defense problem was complicated during the first year of war by a lack of trained Combat Information Center (CIC) personnel.
In a plane where the pilot and copilot are completely separated from the three crewmembers in the combat information center (CIC), ICS plays a major role in our tactical crew coordination and safety of flight communications.

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