Accession Number:

ADA604529

Title:

The Imperative to Integrate Air Force Command and Control Systems into Maritime Plans

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

2014-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Command and control C2 is an elusive Air Force core function. In the twenty-first century, globalized economies and worldwide threats make protection of the global commons more important than ever. Future conflicts may be more challenging in the maritime domain than any since the Second World War. In a time when budgets force difficult force-composition decisions, risks in the maritime domain demand new forms of joint integration. Airpower remains the most responsive tool for many maritime tasks, but the Navy and Air Force require a new level of cooperation. Maritime commanders build maritime plans, but only Air Force systems possess the range, endurance, persistence, and capacity to provide sustained tactical C2 of the air-to-surface missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE