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Prioritizing Mobility Air Force Airborne Information Exchange Requirements


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Over the last decade, the Air Force and Air Mobility Command (AMC) produced numerous studies, campaign plans, vision and scope documents, operating concepts, and roadmaps stating the need for improved Mobility Air Forces (MAF) Situational Awareness (SA) capabilities and global secure Command and Control (C2) Communications. Recently the Joint Community is developing what it refers to as Joint All Domain Command and Control, and the Air Force has published doctrine describing Agile Combat Employment (ACE) and the associated Mission Type Orders (MTO). The fundamental issue that both the Air Force and Joint Community is wrestling with is Mission Assurance. This research takes the comprehensive listing of airborne Information Exchange Requirements (IER) found in the AMC Global Secure Command and Control Air to Ground Communications Capabilities Based Assessment and seeks to characterize and prioritize them with regards to Mission Assurance. An IER Framework is presented to help inform the communication gaps and describe what type of decisions are required during MTO execution. Mission planners can build branches and sequel to execute Commanders Intent based on potential degradation of communications, depending on the anticipated environment. This specifically assists in Risk Guidance based on what type of decisions the Aircraft Commander may have to execute. The communication requirements in the "SA Data" category are the most critical because MAF aircraft must execute ACE operation in concert with other aircraft. Therefore, Mission Assurance, as defined as the execution of Mission Essential Functions, most closely correlates to SA information exchanges.



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