Accession Number:

ADA465907

Title:

The C2 Constellation a US Air Force Network Centric Warfare Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS CENTER HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD released Joint Vision 2020 in late 2000. JV2020 states The evolution of information technology will increasingly permit us to integrate the traditional forms of information operations with sophisticated all-source intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in a fully synchronized information campaign. Network Centric Warfare NCW was coined to describe how we will fight using integrated information technology. NCW networks connect various weapon systems, information flows, sensors, and decision makers in a peer based, machine to machine M2M structure which enhances information flow efficiency, quality, and timeliness. NCW is a means to achieve JV2020. The end result is a more lethal fighting force. The C2 Constellation is an Air Force program designed to support NCW and JV2020. The C2 Constellation will facilitate the development of decisive information superiority, collaborative planning, and synchronized operations for the warfighters by promoting interoperability and integration between systems that support Command, Control, Computing, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance C4ISR. The C2 Constellation promotes rapid access to data stores that support situational awareness, effects based operations, and predictive battlespace awareness.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE