Accession Number : ADA293347

Title :   Beyond the Fire Support Coordination Line ... Controlling Chaos in the Deep Battlefield.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : McEligot, Kim

PDF Url : ADA293347

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Deep Battlefield is a complex, ill-defined, shifting area where aggressive application of force is required to capitalize on the constantly changing situation. With the advent of attack helicopters, deep maneuver teams and intermediate range surface to surface missiles, both the U.S. Army and Air Force have means of directly influencing, and the desire to control, the Deep Battlefield. While deconfliction control is best performed by the commander with the preponderance of assets, force application control should be vested in the commander most likely to achieve the Joint Force Commander's desired end state. Delegation is based upon service oriented roles and task organized missions. Of six potential control arrangements, Concurrent-Cooperative Control is the preferred control architecture. It mirrors the multi-role environment and retains operational flexibility but requires improved deconfliction procedures. Realigning battlefield boundaries to reflect the high technology, maneuver warfare environment, extending a tailored version of Near Battlefield control measures and institutionalizing Cooperative Control will assist in correcting chaos in the Deep Battlefield.

Descriptors :   *BATTLEFIELDS, *FIRE SUPPORT, MIRRORS, ATTACK HELICOPTERS, GUIDED MISSILES, CONTROL, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, ENVIRONMENTS, INTERDICTION, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), SURFACES, BOUNDARIES, SHIFTING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MANEUVERS, ARCHITECTURE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, INTERMEDIATE RANGE(DISTANCE).

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE