Accession Number:

ADA255101

Title:

Combat Support Command, Control, and Communications (CSC3) Robust Methods to Mitigate Communications Disruptions,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

Historically, the combat support doctrine of the U.S. Air Force USAF has emphasized unit self-sufficiency, under which organizations deploying to war, or so deployed already, are equipped with the material and personnel to operate for 30 days and more without resupply. An obvious effect of such a doctrine in wartime would be to minimize the need for combat support command, control, and communications CSC3 interlinking bases within a theater or linking bases to supply depots. Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a new logistics concept of operations Log CONOPS calling for more flexible approaches to combat support, including systematic lateral sharing of critical supplies and maintenance capabilities among similarly equipped airbases, i.e., mutual support. Clearly, mutual support, unlike self-sufficiency, requires a CSC3 system. This report investigates the capabilities required of such a system.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE