Tactical Digital Media

To provide the Army a state-of-the-art, standardized and resourced set of capabilities for the collection and processing of digital media and visual information products within a tactical network operations environment.


In today’s operating environment, public affairs teams are often dispatched with combat patrols and small units that deploy to remote locations not supported by current Army networks. Tactical Digital Media (TDM) packages allow these teams to gather, process and deliver audio files, digital imagery and visual media in austere environments. TDM operations rely on U.S., allied and coalition common tactical networks available at the supported unit. The TDM packages include cameras and video equipment, ruggedized laptops, night vision devices and audio capabilities. TDM aids globally deployed Combat Camera (COMCAM) teams, public affairs detachments and Military Information Support and Operation teams operating from Tactical Command Posts, Forward Operating Bases, combat outposts and forward deployed combat patrols. Commanders supported by TDM capabilities are provided timely imagery and multimedia information products that facilitate operational analysis, planning, training and documentation, as well as the digital media content essential to informing and influencing activities to support strategic engagement. TDM products are designed to communicate information, record historical events, support decision-making, and provide accurate information.

Last Updated: January 25, 2016