Joint Command and Control - Search for the Holy Grail
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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Joint command and control C2 is essential for joint forces to work effectively in low-intensity conflicts or in global nuclear war. C2 process functions are the same for all warfare levels and C2 systems to support them are generically similar. Much of the recent criticism of joint C2 systems has concentrated on equipment interoperability and fixes but relatively little attention has been given to C2 process, the impact of the process on a C2 system or the resultant effect of specific communications requirements. This paper explains essential elements of the C2 process and relates the process functions to C2 systems requirements. Specific procedural enhancements and adjustments to existing C2 systems are provided that can significantly improve C2 interoperability and, therefore, combat effectiveness for joint and combined operations.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems