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.

Description

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.

Capabilities

  • Tactical Media Acquisition Kit (TMAK) includes hybrid photo/ video devices including high definition lens, providing the user with a broad range of versatility and adaptability in capturing photographs and video, as well as processing ability.
  • Digital Video Acquisition Kit (DVAK) includes audio/visual products such as a hand-held camcorder to provide digital recording and peripherals to support versatility and adaptability in a tactical operational environment.
  • Advanced Acquisition Kit (AAK) include a components added to the TMAK as needed by COMCAM to provide flexibility and agility for Soldiers to accomplish their mission. This includes a remote control for time-lapse, wireless flash, wireless microphone, headphones and stabilizing systems.
  • Night Vision Device (NVD) to enable images to be produced in a range of low-light levels in support of a full spectrum of military operations.

Last Updated: March 6, 2017