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MARFORPAC Experimentation Center (MEC) . HTDV Industry Day. Kurt Andrews Camp Smith, HI 16 November 2010. U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Experimentation Center (MEC). Introduction : Parent Activity: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific History: Established in 2001

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Experimentation Center


HTDV Industry Day

Kurt Andrews

Camp Smith, HI16 November 2010

u s marine corps forces pacific experimentation center mec
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, PacificExperimentation Center (MEC)
  • Introduction:
  • Parent Activity: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific
  • History: Established in 2001
  • Purpose: Support MFP and PACOM community Experimentation and Assessment Requirements
  • Location: Camp Smith, HI with satellite

locations at Kaneohe Bay, HI and 29 Palms, CA

Services: Planning and executing operational tests, demonstrations, experiments and Military Utility Assessments

  • Core Competencies:
  • Facilitate Warfighter Access
  • Conduct Operational Assessments
  • Provide Technology Program Management
  • Product: Operational Feedback
  • Operating Philosophy:
  • Warfighter pull – Efforts based on MFP and PACOM warfighter requirements
  • Experiment as we exercise and operate
  • Act as honest broker – no technology bias
  • Minimal intrusion on operational forces
  • On-Going Experimentation Efforts:
  • Cobra Gold 11, Balikatan 11, Crimson Viper 11, Talisman Saber 11 Technology Experimentation
  • Military Utility Assessments for
  • ACTD/JCTDs and other DoD sponsored
  • technology programs

We Help the S&T Community Help The Warfighter

urban operations collaborative framework uocf
Urban Operations Collaborative Framework (UOCF)
  • USPACOM and the Ministry of Defense (MINDEF)/Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) technology collaboration
    • Explore and demonstrate capabilities for urban operations in Peace Keeping, Homeland Defense and HADR scenarios.
    • Conduct the first of two UOCF demonstrations in Singapore within the next 12-18 months, depending on operator and technology availability.
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Urban Operations Collaborative Framework (UOCF)
  • Capability Shortfalls
    • Ability to see through walls
    • Ability to determine combatants from non-combatants
    • Rapidly set up communications capable of use by military and civil organizations
    • Need faster sensor and response loop
    • Ability to tracking moving objects across multiple sensors / platforms
    • Need improved blue force tracking across all partners, tailored to the urban environment– down to individual
    • Ability to effectively conduct information operations campaign
asia pacific information exchange apix objectives
Asia Pacific Information Exchange (APIX) Objectives
  • Benefit both the U.S. and its partner nations
    • Serve as a platform for information exchange and collaboration
    • Support PACOM’s overall strategies and goals in the AOR.
    • Support future efforts to conduct joint research and development by enabling scientist to scientist and engineer to engineer interactions
    • assess and validate new technologies
    • provide a forum for discussion, collaboration, and information exchange throughout the PACOM AOR.
apix interest areas
APIX Interest Areas
  • Water Purification
  • Waste Water Management
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maritime Domain Awareness
office of naval research code 30
Office of Naval Research Code 30

C4 POC - John Moniz PM C4 Expeditionary Warfare/Combating Terrorism S&T Department

875 North Randolph Street Arlington, VA 22203-1995

(703) 696-2492;

  • Interest Areas
    • C4
    • Fires
    • Force Protection
    • Human Social, Culture and Behavior
    • Human Performance, Training and Education
    • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
    • Logistics
    • Maneuver
htdv t e program
HTDV T&E Program


  • Provide Access to Subject Matter Experts, Relevant Requirements, and Military Unique Equipment and Facilities
  • Conduct Operational Test/Demo/ Assessment
  • Collect and Report Operational Feedback

Our Current Projects

  • Automated Target Recognition – Pukoa Scientific
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems - Williams Aerospace
mec process model
MEC Process Model

Warfighter Pull Tech Push

Stand Up Focus Team

-Road Ahead, Prelim ConOps

Assessment Plan, Metrics, MOEs

Entry to MEC



- CG, BK, TS, RP, UFG, Mojave Viper, etc.

Technology Programs


- Naval/DoD Warfighting Centers

- Academia, Industry

  • Capability Rqmts
  • Cmdr’s Guidance
  • Cmdr’s Priorities
  • - Lessons Learned

Assessment & Analysis

Operational Feedback

Acquisition Community

Future Experiments

Warfighter Capability

entry process
Entry Process
  • Technology Provider expresses interest in T&E program to HTDV
  • MEC & Technology Provider develop T&E strategy
    • MEC drafts T&E objectives and schedule to demonstrate and/or assess objectives
    • MEC incorporates feedback from Technology Provider
  • MEC briefs HTDV/ONR and incorporates feedback
  • Technology Provider submits FY11 T&E proposal to HTDV