Accession Number:

ADA327685

Title:

Joint Air Operations Center: C4I Structure Study

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Report Date:

1995-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

In July 1994, the Joint Staff Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence C4I Directorate J6 initiated a Statement of Work SOW to explore the feasibility of a joint Air Operations Center AOC concept. The impetus for this examination is the proliferation and worldwide installation of Contingency Theater Air Control System TACS Automated Planning System CTAPS terminals being installed worldwide and the number of commandsservicesunits purporting an AOC capability. This study will look at the pros and cons of this proliferation and determine if AOCs can, and should, be consolidated into Joint AOCs. This report starts with a clean slate and examines the possibilities of a standardized, truly joint C4I structure for the Joint Air Operations Center JAOC to support the appointed Joint Force Air Component Commander JFACC. Our intent is to provide a single source document containing both historical examples and some recommendations for optimizing the employment of joint and combined air power assets in a variety of future scenarios.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE