Accession Number : ADA312169

Title :   Counterair C41 and the C41 for the Warrior Vision --A Dream Come True or The Impossible Dream?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Murray, Charles H.

PDF Url : ADA312169

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Critical to the JFC's overall success in defeating the aircraft and missile threat is the requirement and prerequisite for air superiority and the successful counterair operations that achieve it. Undergirding all counterair operations are the bedrock C4I processes and capabilities that allow the JFC to see, plan, coordinate, control, and direct operations. To accomplish these tasks against increasingly more complex, and proliferating, aircraft and missile threats, the JFC has three critical C4I operations requirements that must be met. The JFC first requires processes and an organizational structure that results in unity of effort. Second, he/she requires three standardized information dissemination and decision support system nets. These are a joint planning net that uses non real-time information to accomplish planning tasks; a joint data net that uses near real-time information to perform battlespace awareness and battle management functions; and a joint composite tracking net that uses real-time sensor information to formulate accurate and time-critical fire control solutions. Finally, the JFC needs all information relating to counterair operations to be correlated and/or fused. Meeting these requirements is essential to improving the JFC's ability to conduct counterair operations and move his/her counterair C4I efforts closer to fulfilling the DOD vision for all C4I, C4IFTW. Attaining air superiority in the future will depend on our meeting these critical operational needs. The time is ripe to meet these requirements, so that the JFC will be ready to defeat the aircraft and missile threat of tomorrow and make C4IFTW a dream come true for the JFC in regard to theater counterair operations.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE, GUIDED MISSILES, FUNCTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, DETECTORS, AIRCRAFT, INFORMATION TRANSFER, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, REAL TIME, THREATS, TRACKING, PLANNING, AIR SPACE, STANDARDIZATION, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, NETS, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

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

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