Accession Number : ADA263613


Title :   Using Today's Technology to Improve Mobile C4I for the Operational Commander


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Fox, Robert D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263613.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The rapid development of communications and computer technology in the commercial market provides the Army with a unique opportunity to relook the way we provide command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) on the battlefield. Desert Shield/Storm experiences demonstrated the capability and reliability of off-the-shelf equipment and enhancements in battlefield awareness provided by new military systems. However, after action reviews also revealed significant problems for operational commanders during Desert Shield/Desert Storm with command and control 'on the move.' As a result, the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff approved a program called 'C4I for the Warrior.' The thrust of the program is to provide a seamless C4I architecture to support the warfighter. The effort is phased over three periods; Quick Fix Phase (POM years), Mid-Term Phase (POM plus 10), and Objective Phase (beyond Mid-Term period). This study looks a leveraging current technology and new military systems in the Quick Fix and Mid-Term phases to provide a communications and computer workstation for an operational commander's command and control vehicle (C2V).


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , CONTROL , WARFARE , GLOBAL , INTELLIGENCE , BATTLEFIELDS , DISTRIBUTION , COMPUTERS , MODIFICATION , PROCESSING , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , PHASE , RELIABILITY , GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , MOBILE , STORMS , PROCUREMENT , RADIO EQUIPMENT , VEHICLES , ARMY , ARCHITECTURE , PICTURES , THRUST , AWARENESS , INFORMATION PROCESSING , NETS


Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE