Accession Number : ADA327018

Title :   FORCE XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below White Paper for Future Improvements for the Force XXI.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MARTIN INFORMATION SYSTEMS ORLANDO FL

PDF Url : ADA327018

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : In preparation for the Force XXI (FXXI) Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE), the U.S. Army Experimental Force (EXFOR) (4th Infantry Division), located at Fort Hood, Texas, has been provided a unique synthetic training environment for training units in the use of command and control systems and use of the Tactical Internet. The training environment uses a combination of legacy Simulation Network (SIMNET) devices along with state of the art simulations. Together these systems have provided the EXFOR with the capability to train personnel at various levels. Training scenarios specifically for a digitized force were developed to support the SIMNET-Applique training environment. The training scenarios varied from Platoon to Company level. At least fourteen M1 tank and four M2 Bradley simulators are available for training. Each of these simulators has been modified with Applique hardware/software as well as radio models Single channel Ground and Airborne Radio System - Systems Improvement Program (SINCGARS-SIP) and Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) and position/navigation aids to provide a realistic simulation of the Command, Control, and Communications (C3) capabilities these vehicles will have in the Task Force XXI (TFXXI) AWE. Surrogate nodes consisting of 'table-top' Applique systems provide additional key nodes as required.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *INTERNET, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SIMULATORS, SCENARIOS, POSITION(LOCATION), TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, ARMY PERSONNEL, SYNTHESIS, TASK FORCES, AIRBORNE, NODES, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BATTLES, TEXAS, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE