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[[Image:Cic_cmdcontrolstation.jpg|thumb|The DRADIS console (center top, in cylinder) above the Commander's station.<br> (c) Universal]]
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[[Image:Bsg-Command-Control.jpg|thumb|right|The information displays above the Command and control station]]
The '''DRADIS console''' is centrally located in [[CIC]], above the Command & Control Station where ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica's]]'' commander, [[William Adama]], stands while on station.
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[[Image:DRADIS Console.jpg|thumb|right|DRADIS console seen from below ([[Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down]]).]]
  
The DRADIS console descends from a cylindral ceiling during combat operations like a periscope on a Earth submarine. Despite its name, the DRADIS console allows Commander Adama or other commanding officer the ability to monitor not only DRADIS contacts, but other navigational and tactical information on the battlestar as well.
 
  
A [[Cylon Transponder]] was placed on the base of the DRADIS console in an attempt by a [[Aaron Doral|Cylon agent]] to track ''Galactica'' in the latter events of the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies|genocidal attack on the Colonies]] ([[Miniseries]]). The transponder is removed and, with a second copy, later used in operations to infiltrate Cylon ships and occupied territories ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]).
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The '''[[DRADIS]] console''' is centrally located in [[CIC]], above the Command and Control station where ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica's]]'' commander, [[William Adama]], stands while on station.
  
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The DRADIS console descends from a cylinder during combat operations like a periscope on a submarine. Despite its name, the DRADIS console allows officers  to monitor not only DRADIS contacts, but other navigational and tactical information on the battlestar as well.
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A [[Cylon transponder]] is placed on the base of the console in an attempt by a [[Aaron Doral|Cylon agent]] to track ''Galactica'' in the latter events of the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies|genocidal attack on the Colonies]] ([[Miniseries]]). The transponder is removed and, with a second copy, later used in operations to infiltrate Cylon ships and occupied territories ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]).
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Like its counterpart technology, RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging), the name DRADIS is an acronym.  It is never stated in the series what the letters stand for, although early manuscripts indicate it represents Direction, RAnge, DIStance.
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Revision as of 07:11, 10 April 2009

The information displays above the Command and control station
DRADIS console seen from below (Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down).


The DRADIS console is centrally located in CIC, above the Command and Control station where Galactica's commander, William Adama, stands while on station.

The DRADIS console descends from a cylinder during combat operations like a periscope on a submarine. Despite its name, the DRADIS console allows officers to monitor not only DRADIS contacts, but other navigational and tactical information on the battlestar as well.

A Cylon transponder is placed on the base of the console in an attempt by a Cylon agent to track Galactica in the latter events of the genocidal attack on the Colonies (Miniseries). The transponder is removed and, with a second copy, later used in operations to infiltrate Cylon ships and occupied territories (Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II).

Like its counterpart technology, RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging), the name DRADIS is an acronym. It is never stated in the series what the letters stand for, although early manuscripts indicate it represents Direction, RAnge, DIStance.