Accession Number : ADA182884

Title :   Command and Control Architecture of the Future.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wildenberg,John T

PDF Url : ADA182884

Report Date : 23 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The widening of the battlefield and decrease in the density of combatants have made it more and more difficult for the commander to sense the location and condition of his forces. Technological developments have increased the pace and fluidity of combat; and reduced the time available for sensing the situation, evaluating the situation, and taking actions necessary to thwart the enemy intentions and win the battle. The commander must see the wider battlefield, sense the enemy's intention, and plan, direct and coordinate actions to defeat the enemy in the close, deep and rear Airland Battles. Automated Command and Control Systems need to capitalize on the same technology that widened the battlefield to provide the information necessary to see and sense without overwhelming information and provide a means to rapidly communicate the information necessary to carry out the commanders intention. This paper describes the switch from the revolutionary to the evolutionary approach to design of a command and control system, the proposed fielding program for the Maneuver Control System, and command and control initiative within the United States Army Europe. There have been many initiatives, formal and informal, to develop such a command and control system. Informal initiatives need to continue to place systems in the field now and provide user input to insure that an effective Maneuver Control System is fielded for use throughout the Army.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, WARFARE, ARMY, EUROPE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), BATTLEFIELDS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), MANEUVERS, INPUT, USER NEEDS, DECISION MAKING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE