Deployable Tactical Operations System (DTOS)

The Deployable Tactical Operations System (DTOS) is a coordination of both teams and equipment put together to provide critical communications in the event of significant man-made or natural disasters in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. The units are operated and maintained by the DTOS Management Team in Mobile, AL and are directed by the HQ UOC through this management team during deployments.

Emergency Command and Control Vehicles:

  • Two-man deployment team
  • Completely self-contained
  • Fully deployable in less than 15 min. from arrival
  • Workspace for up to 11 users simultaneously
  • 500 mile driving range on single 140g tank of fuel
  • 72 hours continuous runtime with onboard 20kw generator and full tank of fuel
  • Accepts both 50A or 100A single phase shore power
  • Truck: 40,000lbs, 47ft long, 13.5ft high 9.5ft wide

ECCV communications:

  • Auto Acquire satellite system for greater reliability and minimize training issues and provides higher reliability
  • Access to VSAT, Iridium and cellular phone lines from every workstation
  • HF, VHF, and UHF radios with interoperability
  • 46” and 27” LCD Displays w/ satellite TV and VTC
  • Complete automation for the entire truck

New Capability – Mobile Communications Vehicle

  • Contains much of the communications capability that exists in the ECCV
  • Built on a Sprinter Van frame – no special driver license requirement
  • Can provide wired or wireless communications into an existing structure – hotel, office, etc.
  • Maneuverable into areas that would restrict the ECCV and is also air transportable
  • Platform provides for rapid startup and shutdown

Vehicle Descriptions

ESU – Emergency Support Unit
The Emergency Support Unit is a heavy duty pickup truck and 30ft “Gooseneck” trailer that deploys to provide sustaining logistics support (e.g., field rations, water, batteries, tents, sleeping bags, administrative supplies, etc.) to include up to 100 gallons of fuel and repair and maintenance capabilities for deployed assets. The ESU is approximately 47ft long with the truck connected to the trailer, 9ft high and 8.5ft wide. A Class ‘A’ Commercial Driver License (CDL) is required to drive this unit when connected to the trailer. (There are three ESUs. Two are located in Irvington, AL, and one is located in Sacramento, CA.)

MCV – Mobile Communications Vehicle
The Mobile Communications Vehicle is an air-transportable Sprinter Van that is easily deployable to provide communications into an existing facility (leased office space, hotel, etc.) or relocate with a PRT as they redeploy. The MCV provides a full spectrum of communications including radio, satellite and cellular capabilities that can deliver both voice and data communications to the USACE network or beyond. This vehicle can provide communications for up to 24 continuous hours before additional fuel or alternative shore power is required. The MCV is approximately 23ft long, 11.5ft high and 8ft wide and weighs 10,075lbs. There is no special driver license required to drive the MCV. There is one MCV at each of the following locations: Nashville, TN; Mobile, AL; Baltimore, MD.

ECCV – Emergency Command and Control Vehicle
The Emergency Command and Control Vehicle is a 47ft box truck that deploys to provide communications and workspace for 11 personnel and is configured to support multiple PRTs. The ECCV has onboard radio, interagency voice interoperability, satellite and cellular capabilities that can deliver both voice and data communications to the USACE network or beyond. This vehicle is totally self-contained for up to 72 continuous hours with onboard fuel before additional fuel or alternative shore power is required. The ECCV is approximately 47ft long, 13.5ft high and 10.5ft wide and weighs 40,000lbs. A class ‘B’ Commercial Driver License (CDL) with air brakes endorsement is required to drive the ECCV. There are 15 ECCVs located across the continental U.S. as follows: 6- Mobile, AL; 3-Sacramento, CA; 1-Baltimore, MD; 1-Nashville, TN; 1-St. Louis, MO; 1-Ft. Worth, TX; 1-Los Angeles, CA; 1-Portland, OR. 

CTOC – Containerized Tactical Operations Center
The Containerized Tactical Operations Center is an air-transportable system that deploys to provide immediate communications into an existing facility such as leased office space, hotel, tent, etc. The CTOC provides communications including radio and satellite capabilities that deliver both voice and data communications to the USACE network or beyond. The CTOC is located in Mobile, AL.

A DTOS Whitepaper and a pdf version of the vehicle descriptions with pictures of each are available for download below.