Accession Number : ADA312118

Title :   JFACC's Afloat: Improvements and Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Hejl, Thomas A.

PDF Url : ADA312118

Report Date : 13 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In OPERATION DESERT STORM, the U.S. Navy's carrier aviation was limited by its inability to communicate and contribute to the Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC). In the five years since that operation, the Navy has made tremendous strides in upgrading its connectivity with JFACC's worldwide. Modifications to aircraft carriers and command and control ships have provided platforms that can support JFACC's afloat. Their use in numerous joint exercises has shown their potential contribution to the Joint Force Commander for basing the controller of his air operations plan. This paper defines the sea-based JFACC, discusses its limitations, and proposes some scenarios for its utilization.

Descriptors :   *SHIPS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, MODIFICATION, AERONAUTICS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE