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The NCs are the hub of the MSE network.
They provide the
main element of the NC.
It provides access for up to 24 local
subscribers through the RAUs and MSRTs.
It provides access to the
LENs and SENs. The basis for NC deployment is the CP's requirements,
NCs, usually located on or near high points, provide connectivity and
switching capability to the entire corps.
The NCs are basically
communications to users on an area-wide basis.
Rapid deployment requires early planning. The SCC issues the orders
for execution, and the signal companies provide the assets to
install, operate, and maintain the NCs. Each NC must connect to at
least two other NCs via radio link.
a. Positioning. As the corps maneuvers its combat units, the MSE
network deploys to support them.
The mission and location of the
supports echelons through the battalion CP level. As the concept of
the maneuver develops, NCs and their extension nodes redeploy to
support the concept.
corps made up of three to five divisions, and can cover an area of
15,000 square miles. A network of this size may require up to 42 NCs
and up to 92 RAUs (see figure 1-43).
Such a system can provide
radio links provide connectivity between NCs and between NCs and
This furnishes all MSE subscribers with automatic
switching. Figure 1-44 illustrates this internodal connectivity.