Accession Number : ADA604518


Title :   A New Era for Command and Control of Aerospace Operations


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Deptula, David A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a604518.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Control of the aerospace environment is a fundamental prerequisite to successful operations in the physical domains of air, sea, land, and space. Once established, such control facilitates the freedom of action and movement for all joint forces. Accordingly, command and control (C2) of aerospace operations are critical functions that must be a priority for the Department of Defense. Our ability to C2 air and space forces will be affected by three major interrelated trends: emerging threats, new technologies, and the velocity of information. The changes in these three areas since the design, establishment, and operation of the air and space operations center the AN/USQ-163 Falconer have been dramatic and are accelerating. Therefore, it is time to determine whether we can achieve success in future operations by evolving our current concept of operations (CONOPS), organizations, and acquisition processes for modernization or if we must seek fundamental change to each of these elements that affects our theater air control system (TACS). Before providing an answer, let s take a brief look at each of the trends affecting our ability to C2 our aerospace operations effectively.


Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *THREATS , ACQUISITION , AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , OPERATION , ORGANIZATIONS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , REPRINTS , SPACE MISSIONS , TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE