Accession Number:

ADA350051

Title:

Command and Control of the Tank Company/Team Using Tank Extended Range Munitions

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 8 Aug-5 Jun 98

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the use of Tank Extended Range Munition TERM at the companyteam level. From the companyteam perspective this study attempts to determine the command and control configuration that maximizes the effectiveness of TERM. This study recommends changes to the current command and control configuration with regard to organization, procedure, equipment, and personnel. TERM provides the tank companyteam with new capabilities in range and precision target engagement. This study emphasizes the use of command and control to realize the potential for increased lethality and effectiveness for the companyteam using TERM. This study investigates the increase of battlespace and the need for expanded situational awareness at the companyteam level as a result of TERM. This study promotes reorganization of the scout platoon to companyteam level, sensor to shooter linkages between scouts and TERM firing tanks, improvements to digitized equipment to improve situational awareness, and changes to the roles and functions of the companyteam commander, executive officer, and fire support officer. The proposed command and control configuration promotes optimal use of TERM, which in turn optimizes the effectiveness of the tank companyteam.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE