Accession Number : ADA262621


Title :   Baseline Study: Telecommunications


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 91-Apr 92


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Hoffman, James H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262621.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Communications are the glue that holds a modern military effort together. The complexity of joint operations is not possible without rapid, reliable and secure communications. Fleet operations of Naval forces can be ineffective without communications links. Communications are just as important to the logisticians who support the 'sinews of war' as it is to the pilots, sailors or soldiers/marines who meet the enemy head on. Yet some state-of-the- art intelligence collection systems do not achieve the results they were designed for because the information cannot be transferred in a timely manner to the commander who requires it. Moreover, interoperability between the services has been a long standing goal, but has not yet been adequately achieved. The recent conflicts in Grenada, Panama and in the Mideast surfaced both problems and successes in communications. The another will be speak to this subject, but, rather to the questions of where we obtain this critical equipment, and how the industry that provides equipment and innovation will continue to meet the needs of the American military.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *TELECOMMUNICATIONS , *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , CONTRACTS , INFORMATION TRANSFER , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , STATE OF THE ART , INTEROPERABILITY , INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE