The Need for Dynamic Airspace Management in Coalition Operations (The International C2 Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, 2011)
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC COMMAND AND CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM (CCRP)
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The United States Central Command CENTCOM has highlighted Airspace Command and Control AC2 as an area where national ISAF, and NATO systems can deliver enhanced benefits to forces in the Afghanistan theater of war through leveraging a new CENTRIXS-ISAF CX-I Afghanistan Mission Network AMN. There is a need to streamline AC2 procedures and find the right mix of battle command systems to most effectively and efficiently perform AC2 planning and execution in a coalition environment on CX-IAMN. The Coalition Attack Guidance Experiment CAGE, conducted in May 2010, took the constructs developed by a CENTCOM Operational Planning Team AC2 Working Group and experimented with solutions that can have a direct positive operational effect in the near term CAGE also focused on future capabilities and potential solutions. This manuscript will identify how CAGE contributed to evolving coalition AC2 operations toward Dynamic Airspace Management - a mission-execution centric approach - versus todays planning-centric processes. The efficacy of the U.S. Armys Tactical Airspace Integration System TAIS Dynamic Airspace Collaboration Tool DACT, as demonstrated during CAGE, will be analyzed as one tool available today to improve coalition AC2 processes on CX-IAMN.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems