Accession Number:

ADA239670

Title:

Battlefield Automation: Army Tactical Command and Control System Development Problems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Army Tactical Command and Control System program, initiated in fiscal year 1986, is the Armys comprehensive approach to automating its tactical command and control systems and improving its communications systems. The program, which is estimated to cost over 17 billion, includes over 14,000 common computers. It is being designed to enhance the coordination and control of combat forces through automated management of five key battlefield functional areas. These areas and their systems are 1 planning, direction, and control of artillery-Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System 2 status monitoring of troop movements and general battlefield conditions-Maneuver Control System 3 control of short-range air defense weapons-Forward Area Air Defense Command Control, and Intelligence 4 management of supply, maintenance, transportation, medical, and personnel activities-Combat Service Support Control System and 5 reception, analysis, and distribution of intelligence and electronic warfare information-All Source Analysis System.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE