Accession Number:

ADA422809

Title:

Stop The Phasing: A Single Integrated Navy and Marine Air Command and Control System for Sea-Based Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

In order to maximize the benefits of the Sea Basing concept, sea-based forces must have air command and control agencies which are organized, trained and equipped to seamlessly project power from the sea-base to the objective. Current amphibious air command and control doctrine and organization, which is predicated on the cumbersome process of phasing control from sea-based to land-based agencies, does not fully support the Sea Basing concept. This paper advocates the development of a single, fully-integrated Navy and Marine air command and control system, which is primarily sea-based and has the capability to effectively provide services throughout the battlespace, both over-land and over-water. This integrated system must be fully compatible with Joint aviation command and control systems and have the ability to maximize the operational flexibility and freedom of action envisioned in the Sea Basing concept. Successes encountered in the integration of Navy and Marine air command and control systems should serve as the model for the development of a Joint air command and control system, which would allow a Joint Force to effectively operate from the sea-base. The Sea Basing concept, as currently envisioned, provides an unprecedented level of operational flexibility to the Joint Force Commander, and a fully integrated Joint air command and control system will be critical to enabling this flexibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE