DICE kits to assist intel analysts

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  • By Senior Airman Jasmine M. Barnes
  • 23rd Wing Public Affairs

The 23rd Wing is one of the first lead wings to implement the Deployed Intelligence Combat Element (DICE) kit in an effort to support Agile Combat Employment.

The DICE kit allows intel analysts to establish secure communications downrange with a smaller footprint in the area of responsibility.

“(The kit) gives us the ability to pick up and move to a bare base in a condensed amount of time and re-establish our communications,” said Master Sgt. Shane Law, 23rd Wing A-2 superintendent. “If something popped off on the other side of the globe, we can go there, then set up a Combat Intelligence Cell in about 30 minutes.”

The DICE kit is made up of multiple pieces to include a router, a satellite communications antenna, power generators and more. The specifics of how it works are classified, but one of the biggest takeaways from this equipment is that it gives analysts the ability to operate in a contested environment with a reduced risk of leaking classified information.

“(The DICE kit) allows us to perform a wide array of functions like battle tracking, threat analysis, and command and control,” said 1st Lt. Joseph Tamesis, 347th Operations Support Squadron Intelligence Flight officer in charge of operations. “With this kind of technology, we don’t have to rely on existing infrastructure.”

The implementation of the kit is still in its early stages across the Air Force. However, Team Moody is ready to operate with it as soon as tomorrow.