Accession Number : ADA257503
Title : Communications Acquisition: Army Still Needs to Determine Battlefield Communications Capability.
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
Report Date : 04 Nov 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : The Army believes that battlefield commanders in the future will increasingly base critical decisions on information they receive from automated command and control system. To facilitate the gathering, processing, and dissemination of timely battlefield information, the Army is integrating five command and control systems and three communications systems into a system of systems, the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS). As you requested, we reviewed the Army's efforts to ensure that the three communication systems will provide the appropriate communications capability for ATCCS. The five command and control systems (component systems) that are to be integrated under ATCCS are expected to provide information to control artillery; monitor troop movements and general battlefield conditions; control short-range air defense weapons; manage combat service support, such as supply, maintenance, transportation, medical, and personnel activities; and distribute intelligence information. The three communications systems are to provide voice and data communications capabilities linking the component systems and battlefield areas.
Descriptors : *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , NETWORK ARCHITECTURE , MILITARY COMMANDERS , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , BATTLEFIELDS
Subject Categories : Telemetry
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE