The past, present and future of operational air command and control similar but different
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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The introduction of the Joint, All-Domain Command and Control JADC2 concept enables the US military, and its western allies, to transition from two decades of counter-insurgency operations to a focus on near-peer competition. However, what does this new concept mean for operational air command and control Air C2 This thesis will review a historical case study, the Battle of Britain, as well as contemporary operations to identify the enduring operational air command and control lessons that the introduction of JADC2 must embrace. While recognizing that the character of war continually evolves, future air component commanders must be cognisant of three enduring operational Air C2 challenges equipment, manpower and training.
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