Accession Number : ADA192608

Title :   AirLand Battle and Tactical Command and Control Automation,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Reese, Robert J

PDF Url : ADA192608

Report Date : 07 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : This study analyzes tactical command and control automation systems and AirLand Battle doctrine to determine if the degree of control implemented by automation is congruent with the command and control requirements of the doctrine. Tactical command and control automation systems and associated doctrine from three different periods are considered: 1954 to 1973, 1974 to 1980, and 1981 to the present. In the first two cases the doctrine and automation systems are examined along with some of the major factors that influenced their development. The degree of centralized control is identified. AirLand Battle and the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS) are the primary subjects of the last period. The precepts of AirLand Battle doctrine are examined to identify generic requirements for decentralized command and control. These requirements are compared with emerging tactical command and control automation systems to determine if they are consistent. Keywords: Command and Control, AirLand battle, Decentralized control, Decentralized decisionmaking, Force level control.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *BATTLES, AUTOMATION, CENTRALIZED, CONTROL, DECENTRALIZATION, DOCTRINE, REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE