Accession Number:

ADA273037

Title:

Operational Maneuver Warfare ...From the Sea Can We Communicate ...From the Sea

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

In this paper, a solution to resolving current communications difficulties derived from OMFTS, is offered. Its basis is Battlefield Situational Awareness for the commander based on multi-spectrum satellite usage that stresses a primary communications network comprised of high speed data equipment with multiple capabilities. Communications systems must be distributed networks feeding real-time battlefield pictures to all echelons of the assault force down to the level of battalions and ships. Continuous situational awareness must be available in all dimensions. Digital communications networks, capable of processing critical information, will be needed in the amphibious assault. In addition to communications support between the Navy and Marine Corps, full integration of communications systems will be required in the joint environment. Though service-internal communication systems may be difficult to integrate, it is imperative that communications systems across service lines are fully integrated and interoperable. This paper addresses joint operations based on OMFTS and examines the problems encountered, while offering some possible solutions. Future systems research and procurement must be done jointly, across service lines. Cost and funding solutions are not addressed in this paper, and it is realized that these are primary factors when developing future communications systems. However, much of the equipment and technology currently exists and can be procured off-the-shelf to support OMFTS. OMFTS is the future of amphibious warfare. Communications to support command and control during OMFTS has surfaced as the most critical element in executing this new and bold concept.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE