CBP Air and Marine Operations Center
CBP Air and Marine Operations Center (1988-Active) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC). Established in 1988 on March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Riverside County, California. An Active Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC).
The CBP Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) was first established in 1988 on March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California.
The AMOC is an international, multi-domain federal law enforcement center focused on suspicious general aviation and non-commercial maritime activities in the Western Hemisphere.
The AMOC conducts air and marine surveillance operations, providing direct coordination to Air and Marine Operations (AMO); CBP law enforcement officers performing interdiction missions; and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. AMOC coordinates operations with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the FAA, and the governments of Mexico, Canada, and the Bahamas.
Following the 11 Sep 2001, terrorist attacks, AMOC expanded by advancing its capabilities and increasing its partnerships. AMOC integrated data from hundreds of additional domestic and international radars and optical and acoustical sensors to provide surveillance of critical national infrastructure. Among the major systems providing tracking information to the AMOC are the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), selected FAA/USAF radar sites, tactical Aerostat balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)s, and assorted manned aircraft.
AMOC applies sophisticated technology to detect, identify, track, and direct the interdiction of suspect aviation and maritime targets. Its command and control system provides a single display that is capable of tracking over 50,000 individual targets.
In a 22 Mar 2018 ribbon-cutting ceremony the CBP officially opened a new, state-of-the-art 22,000 square-foot expansion to the Air and Marine Operations Center(AMOC). The expansion accommodates automated data processing, telecommunications and systems support sections and will provide administrative offices, meeting and training spaces, as well as secure storage. This expansion, identified as building 605C, added a new 22,000 square-foot building to the AMOC campus on March Air Reserve Base.
The original AMOC facility was constructed to support about 65 personnel. With the addition of the new expansion (Bldg. 605C}, there is currently approximately 249 full-time personnel operating at the existing AMOC facility. The additional square footage has eased some of the congestion but still falls short of supporting the projected growth of up to 326 personnel. A new Proposed Action includes the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new single-story building (Building 605D) that is approximately 25,000 square-foot immediately adjacent and north of Building 605C.
The original permit allowed for the AMOC construction of Building 605 on 1.2 acres of land on what was formerly March Air Force Base. The AMOC was originally constructed in 1988 and enlarged in 2007. The permit was amended in 2011 to include Building 373, a hangar on the flight line, and an additional 2.45 acres. Two modular buildings (Building 605A and 605B) were installed and permitted west of Building 605 in 2011 and 2015, respectively.
Active CBP facility on March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Riverside County, California.