Accession Number : AD0635475

Title :   SYSTEM TRAINING FOR TACTICAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date : 25 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Modern military operations are conducted with extremely complex combinations of individual hardware systems and organizational structures. Technological developments in weapons and defenses have created the need for highly specialized controlled agencies. The multitude of specialized control agencies has in turn necessitated the development of command and control systems capable of effectively applying the total resources for combat to the objectives of the commander. To be effective, these command and control systems must be effectively trained and exercised. One emerging class of command and control systems is that required for the conduct of tactical warfare. Several characteristics are common to the command and control systems of the tactical class and differentiate them from the more common, and perhaps more highly developed, defensive and strategic systems. Several factors complicate the problem of training these systems and, in fact, the very characteristics that define them as a class could be listed again under a heading such as Factors Posing Difficulties for Training Tactical Command and Control Systems. Add to those complications the conflicting interests and priorities of a peacetime environment, the economic conservatism regarding non-hardware military expenditures, the peacetime dispersion of military organizations, and effective system training seems almost an impossibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, TRAINING), (*COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL WARFARE), (*SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS), WEAPON SYSTEMS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, WAR GAMES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MILITARY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE