Country: United Kingdom Region: N Yorkshire
Latitude: 54° 0' 19" N Longitude: -2° 16' 41" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
Defence Hi Freq Comms Service (DHFCS) is a military beyond line-of-sight communication system used by the British forces and other authorized users. It's is a responsibility of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Joint Forces Command (JFC).
Its services are provided by JFC's Information Systems & Services (ISS) and the Babcock Intlernational Group http://www.babcockinternational.com/ and are based on 6 sites in the UK:
- Crimond, Inskip, Kinloss, Forest Moor, Penhale Sands and Saint Eval (all using callsign ARCHITECT)
and 4 overseas
- Cyprus callsign CYPRUS, Gibraltar callsign GIBRALTAR, Ascention Isl. callsign HAVEN and Falkland Isl callsign VIPER.
Network Control Station (NCS) is at Forest Moor controlling all DHFCS assets worldwide; The Alternate Network Control Centre (ANC) is at 2.Army-Kinloss Bcks. Both stations are manned 24/7 including RAF Flight Watch Support which is part of the DHFCS TASCOMM network with tacticall ARCHITECT.
Forest Moor netcontrol. is providing long distance strategic VLF, HF and SAT communication between British forces and UK HQs since 2008.
Former Strike Command Integrated Communications System (STCICS) has been converted into Terrestrial Air Sea Communications (TASCOMM) data service.
The Rockwell-Collins infrastructure includes new transmitters, receivers, antennas and an integrated control system giving DHFCS the following capabilities.
Search for 2.MoD DHFCS Forest Moor