A New Era for Command and Control of Aerospace Operations
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST
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Control of the aerospace environment is a fundamental prerequisite to successful operations in the physical domains of air, sea, land, and space. Once established, such control facilitates the freedom of action and movement for all joint forces. Accordingly, command and control C2 of aerospace operations are critical functions that must be a priority for the Department of Defense. Our ability to C2 air and space forces will be affected by three major interrelated trends emerging threats, new technologies, and the velocity of information. The changes in these three areas since the design, establishment, and operation of the air and space operations center the ANUSQ-163 Falconer have been dramatic and are accelerating. Therefore, it is time to determine whether we can achieve success in future operations by evolving our current concept of operations CONOPS, organizations, and acquisition processes for modernization or if we must seek fundamental change to each of these elements that affects our theater air control system TACS. Before providing an answer, let s take a brief look at each of the trends affecting our ability to C2 our aerospace operations effectively.
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