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posted on Jun, 30 2002 @ 02:42 PM
Posted on the old board by mysterious_diva

Okay, i need some help on this, so will somone be kind enought to help me? Heres the deal: My dad used to be i think
at the time this was going on an assoc. Test Engineer at a company called e-systems. The company is now called Raytheon ( When I had just turned two years old i moved to a military base of some sort in germany. All i know is that my dad was working on a classified military defense project that he told me was called Jcips. It would be nice to know more about this but i can't seem to find any info anywheres. I dont know if the name was changed or what but somone please help me on this.

Reply on the old board by Iknownotwhoiam

mysterious, try searching for a AN/SYQ-23 Joint Service Imagery Processing System (JSIPS-N) or ask your dad if he's ever head of it (then watch his emotions, if he pauses for a few seconds or answers quite quickly, he might know something).

I think that's what your father is working on.

Don't expect to pry out too much, classified is classified afterall.


posted on Aug, 5 2002 @ 03:46 PM
If what you're saying is true, and I have no reason to dispute you, then you should just look through an old family photo album. there should be a picture or two of unidentified people there.

I.d. 'em, find 'em, catch 'em on their death bed, and ask 'em about it. They'll spill it if they know anything.

If you learn of truly secret operations, you'll be tracked, considered a liability, marked as a threat to national security, and dealt with.

That could be employment, if they have a use for you and think that you have the right personality type, which is, subordinate, quiet, choir boy, or they might just whack the # out of you.

Those kinds of people are scary as hell, because they will do anything to keep a secret.

posted on Aug, 13 2002 @ 02:05 PM

Originally posted by l1b3ral

Those kinds of people are scary as hell, because they will do anything to keep a secret.

Isn't that why they have those jobs?!?! Would you want people to leak out what they're doing and risk national security?!?! Although..... nothing wrong with being curious..... unless you go too far in finding out.

posted on Sep, 4 2002 @ 11:33 PM
In seem to recall that E-sysytems supposed to be a prime contractor at Area 51.
E-systems is primarily concerned with electronic devices for battlefield use.

posted on Oct, 28 2002 @ 08:25 AM
Air Force/Joint Service ACAT IC Program:
3 JSIPS, 3 TEG systems
Total program cost (TY$) $594.1M
Average unit cost (TY$) $44.8M

Prime Contractor
Raytheon E-Systems for JSIPS


JSIPS is a modular system designed to receive, process, exploit, and disseminate imagery intelligence (IMINT). JSIPS provides unified and component commands with near-real-time imagery products derived from national satellite imagery and selected tactical reconnaissance assets. The Tactical Exploitation Group (TEG), a more mobile Marine Corps variant, is also part of the JSIPS program. In the future, JSIPS will migrate to the Common Imagery Ground/Surface System (CIGSS) architecture model. CIGSS incorporates common components (e.g., processors and data links) and standards (e.g., file formats, communication protocols) to achieve the near-real-time receipt of imagery from a wider variety of airborne sensors and to be able to exchange imagery between ground and surface systems.

JSIPS contributes to Joint Vision 2010 goal of achieving information superiority in support of the following three new operational concepts: dominant maneuver, precision engagement, and full-dimensional protection. JSIPS contributes most directly to precision engagement by providing high fidelity target detail, accurate and timely target locations, and accurate and timely battle damage assessment.


The Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office is the overall executive agent of the CIGSS program which includes JSIPS. The Air Force (ESC/IYG) has program management responsibility for JSIPS.

The JSIPS program originally included the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy with a total procurement of 22 systems. The current program has been scaled back to three systems, two for the Air Force and one for the Marine Corps.

The first JSIPS system was delivered to the Army in 1990, and a second system was delivered to the Marine Corps in 1992. After user testing of JSIPS in Germany in 1993, the Army concluded that JSIPS was too expensive to procure and operate and left the program officially in January 1995. The Marine Corps continues to operate JSIPS from a fixed site at Camp Pendleton. A new JSIPS was delivered to 9th Air Force (AF) at Shaw AFB in 1996. The refurbished Army JSIPS was delivered to 12th AF at Davis Monthan AFB in February 1997.


Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) conducted an operational utility evaluation (OUE) with the JSIPS delivered to 12th Air Force at Davis Monthan AFB. The OUE commenced on September 29, 1997 and concluded on October 17, 1997. During consecutive weeks, the OUE executed three scenarios simulating support to PACOM, STRATCOM, and SOUTHCOM. JSIPS received imagery feed from a commercial land-line during the first two weeks of testing and from a combination of land-line and satellite feeds during the third week. A limited air mobility test was also conducted that consisted of loading two system shelters and the dish antenna onto a C-130.


JSIPS can be expected to support non-time critical imagery production during peacetime, in-garrison operations. However, JSIPS is intended to provide wartime requirements of time-sensitive imagery to the supported Services/CINCs. The DoD Inspector General was concerned about the lack of operational testing to measure the effectiveness and suitability of JSIPS The JSIPS OUE has satisfied the Inspector General's recommendation to conduct operational testing of JSIPS. JSIPS is not operationally suitable. Due to the low system availability of only 63% (requirement 95%), the effectiveness of JSIPS in support of time sensitive contingency and wartime requirements is also questionable in the near term. For example, if JSIPS was supporting a 24-hour air tasking order cycle, the imagery products would not be available for approximately 8 of the 24 hours. Most system downtime was attributed to hardware failures. Hardware failures are compounded further by inadequate software suitability, insufficient initial spares, and no mobility readiness spares packages. The system is mobile and can meet its 12-hour deployment requirements, but the system would not survive in a nuclear, biological, or chemical environment.

Air Force has already accepted and declared initial operating capability of JSIPS, and no other systems are to be fielded. Since the conclusion of OUE, Air Combat Command has stated that the operators have seen a steady increase in JSIPS availability, and that it has supported several real-world taskings. Block upgrades to JSIPS are planned within 15 months which could eliminate many of the shortfalls, including year 2000 compliance. However, the Air Force has no current plans to conduct a follow-on operational testing of the system to determine if the proposed fixes will resolve its operational weakness in support of the warfighter. We recommend that the Air Force continue to evaluate the operational availability of JSIPS until the system demonstrates improvement toward meeting the funded requirements. DOT&E will continue to monitor this program as it migrates into CIGSS.

posted on Oct, 30 2002 @ 07:54 AM
the original poster's problem was that he hadn't quite got the initials right and was looking for "JCIPS" rather than jay-ess.
As posters have pointed out, there's plenty of info on JSIPS out there.

posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 01:18 AM
Don't ask why I posted, I was Hella bored.... and tired.

Goodnight everyone!

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