Command and Control on the Move

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LESSONS LEARNED: The Army is using lessons learned from initial Command Post Integrated Infrastructure experiments and tests to integrate new command post capabilities onto a JLTV variant. The integrated JLTV is serving as the tactical vehicle platform for a fire support prototype command post design and pilot, which will determine the ability of forward observers to initiate a call for fires missions to the command post headquarters (photo by Erika Jordan, U.S. Army Test Command).

April 4, 2024 | Originally published by U.S. Army on March 18, 2024

The Army expects future large-scale combat operations to be fast-paced and complex, with forces combating a variety of harsh terrains and environments, under constant enemy observation and attack.

Two intertwined capabilities underpin a commander’s ability to overcome the demands of such chaotic conflicts:  the network and the command and control (C2) systems that run on it. Together they provide commanders and their maneuver formations with the assured voice and data exchange, common operational picture, and access to offensive and defensive digital fires needed to combat rapidly changing operational environments.

To be survivable in future dynamic large-scale combat operations, instead of tethered to large, static, equipment-laden command posts, commanders and their C2 systems need to be on the move.

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