Accession Number:

ADA089420

Title:

NATO Ground Forces Communications Interoperability from the American Perspective.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The layer cake assemblage of ground forces from several NATO nations in the Central Region has resulted in unique communications interoperability requirements. Multiple political, economic, and military considerations make the early achievement of substantive standardization of communication equipment extremely doubtful, therefore emphasis logically must now be placed on the interoperability of current and projected near-range national equipment. Current experiences in Europe, both within the international structure and the US elements, demonstrate that the American Army must 1 prepare to fight a coalition war in Europe 2 exercise centralized communication planning and management at Department of the Army level 3 field only those items of tactical communication equipment which are proven by operational testing to be reasonably survivable and maintainable under wartime conditions 4 plan for and provide augmentation communications assets to US ground forces committed to combined operations with elements of other nations and 5 prepare combat units to fight effectively with less communications support. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE