Accession Number : ADA318888

Title :   Rapid Targeting and Real-Time Response: The Critical Links for Effective Use of Combined Intelligence Products in Combat Operations.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIV CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Searle, Danny ; Kirchner, Rick ; Fincher, Ted ; Armogida, Frank

PDF Url : ADA318888

Report Date : 18 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A variety of advanced technology projects have demonstrated the key components required to provide rapid targeting for a real-time response. Forward Hunter (led by NAWCWPNS) and Goldpan (led by the Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center) are examples of Real-Time Information into the Cockpit/Offboard Targeting (RTIC/OT) demonstrations. These programs have shown the value of providing real-time mission updates (based on national offboard signals and imagery intelligence) to shooters pursuing time-critical targets. All these programs employed national exploitation systems and source material products to show that RTIC/OT can increase mission effectiveness, enhance survivability, and increase operational flexibility against time-critical fixed and mobile targets. Each demonstration has focused on different aspects of critical offboard targeting technologies, such as multisource national/theater intelligence fusion, rapid targeting, near-real-time mission replanning, data dissemination, and onboard processing.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, SIGNAL PROCESSING, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, SURVIVABILITY, COCKPITS, REAL TIME, AERIAL WARFARE, THREAT EVALUATION, TARGETING, DATA FUSION, DATA LINKS, STRIKE WARFARE, ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE