Accession Number:

ADA422653

Title:

Redefining Fire Support Control for the Noncontiguous Battle Field

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The ultimate objective of joint military operations is to bring to bear a swift, decisive, efficient blow to the adversary. It demonstrates the speed, efficiency, and flexibility the joint fires community strives for, by linking weapons effects to the Joint Force Commanders campaign or operation objectives through component operations. Fire Support Coordination Measures FSCMs serve as the primary means of orchestrating joint fires on the battlefield. This paper will discuss three areas where seams exist in the joint force community a deep versus close battle b operational definition of the Fire Support Coordination Line FSCL and c application of the FSCL on a noncontiguousnonlinear battlefield. Potential solutions are a use of a common grid reference system b use of a Joint Effects Coordination Line JECL and c establishment of a Joint Fires Element JFE.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE