Optimising the Design of Land Force C2 Architectures
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) LAND OPERATIONS DIV
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Two different configurations of the Australian Army Brigade HQ have been investigated using a Systems Engineering simulation tool known as CORE. A Military Appreciation Process MAP has been utilized as a common operational planning procedure for both configurations. The two configurations analyzed were a Future Land Force FLF where the Brigade HQ is divided into two different locations with separate functions, and the other is a Current Land Force CLF structure. The model included the Battlegroup BG planning process for both the FLF and CLF architectures. It has been shown that on average, the FLF design achieves the total Brigade-BG planning cycle 30 more quickly than the CLF configuration. This provides more time either to carry out further operational planning and therefore achieve a higher quality plan within the allotted time, or to accelerate the Brigade commanders OODA loop to move within the enemy commanders decision action cycle.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems