Accession Number:

ADA149489

Title:

Tactical Intelligence: Supporting The Army's Airland Battle.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Tactical reconnaissance forces are tasked with providing intelligence data to ground and air commanders. The US Armys new AirLand Battle doctrine prescribes the integration of both air and ground combat capabilities into a high maneuver battlefield. Although an integrated battlefield, the main emphasis is on fighting in depth with corps and echelons above corps as primary command levels. Intelligence systems must provide continuous all-weatherall-light surveillance of the battlefield to meet these demands. No single sensor, system or discipline can satisfy all these needs. A mix of organic, theater, and national sensors is required to provide an all-source intelligence picture to the commander. AirLand Battle support requires a 3-part effort 1. long range, multi-discipline sensors capable of seeing deep in real-time 2. a tactical fusion system to correlate this overload of data and present it in a form which decision makers can use to influence on going combat operations and 3. lastly an effective communications system capable of transmitting this data to all command levels in a timely manner. The first part of this requirement will be filled by the high altitude, standoff sensors associated with the TR-1 aircraft. These sensors provide expanded electronic and radar collection capabilities. Real-time sensors coupled with a comprehensive Joint Tactical Fusion program and improved C3 capabilities, will meet intelligence needs prescribed by AirLand Battle doctrine.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE