Accession Number : ADA292718

Title :   Combat Vehicle Command and Control System Evaluation: Vertical Integration of an Armor Battalion.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 92-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Lickteig, Carl W. ; Collins, Joel W., III

PDF Url : ADA292718

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : The U.S. Army is forging an integrated, digitally linked, force that will fight from a common real-time battle map to win the information war anticipated on the battlefield. Vertical integration that digitally links all echelons in a combat unit, such as a battalion, is required for full force integration. This Combat Vehicle Command and Control (CVCC) evaluation assessed the operational effectiveness of an armor battalion with digital connectivity between its platoon, company, and battalion echelons. Two hundred ten soldiers in duty assignments participated, including a fully manned, point platoon operating under company- and battalion-level commanders. The operational setting comprised a series of offensive maneuvers that required the point platoon1s high-tempo response in a dynamic battlefield setting. The findings indicate that vertically linked digital Command and Control (C2) sys tems provide significant advantages over voice-only communications on important battlefield functions under each of the tactical Battlefield Operating Systems tested: Maneuver, Fire Support, Command and Control, and Intelligence. The method used in this evaluation provided an example of how simulation-based technologies can meet future C2 training and evaluation requirements.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMBAT VEHICLES, FUNCTIONS, SIMULATION, ARMOR, SETTING(ADJUSTING), WARFARE, JOBS, REAL TIME, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BATTLEFIELDS, DYNAMICS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, FORGING, INTEGRATION, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, MAPS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, MANEUVERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, BATTLES, FIRE SUPPORT, TACTICAL WARFARE, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Combat Vehicles
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE