Accession Number : ADA272719

Title :   Should the Army Tactical Command and Control System Provide Command and Control Automation to the Heavy Maneuver Battalion/Task Force?

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 92-Jun 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Freddie A.

Report Date : JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This thesis seeks to answer the question: Does the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS), as specified by the U.S. Army Tactical C3I System of Systems, provide effective automation to the U.S. Army heavy Battalion (Mechanized/Armor). Future tactical operations will require C2 systems that are flexible and robust enough to respond to changing situations without burden to the soldier. This paper seeks to determine if Maneuver Control System (MCS) meets the heavy battalion automation needs. To date, ATCCS computer hardware and MCS have been plagued with significant deficiencies which are magnified at the battalion level. The major issues are the requirements for a user friendly system that enhances situational awareness and efficiently transmits data around the battlefield in a mobile environment. This study concludes that ATCCS should not provide the heavy maneuver battalion/task force with the current projected C2 automation. Other capabilities, such as the Intervehicular Information System (IVIS) and the Combat Vehicle Command and Control (CVC2) System, perform better in the criteria evaluated.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TASK FORCES, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ARMOR, ARMY, ARMY PERSONNEL, AUTOMATION, AWARENESS, BATTLEFIELDS, COMBAT VEHICLES, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEFICIENCIES, ENVIRONMENTS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANEUVERS, MOBILE, OPERATION, PAPER, REQUIREMENTS, THESES, USER FRIENDLY, VEHICLES, WARFARE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE