5) The nature of these operations has meant that COG analysis often had to be applied more flexibly than the JMAP doctrine seemed to intend (for example, by being applied to nonadversarial actors within an area of operations).
The recent review of the JMAP commenced in accordance with the ADF's joint doctrine review cycle, which stipulates that all publications should be reviewed every 3 to 5 years.
The final decision about how to fit COG analysis within the JMAP resulted from a thorough evaluation of ADF operational requirements and the theoretical literature, supported by extensive consultation with key stakeholders.
First, the role of COG analysis relative to other components of the JMAP was altered.
Regarding the relative position of COG analysis to the other components of the JMAP, the COG analysis methodology included in the new edition of the JMAP doctrine states that defeating the adversary's COG could be explicitly linked to either a decisive point, an operational objective or the desired operational end-state (determining the desired operational endstate and constituent operational objectives are now explicit components of the JMAP).
In other types of operations, the flexibility of the revised JMAP allows the defeat of an adversary's COG to be linked to only one of several operational objectives or to one or more decisive points along a single line of operations.
By re-baselining the catalog, JMAPS will improve current performance and pave the way for a host of new technologies," said Lt.
End-users ultimately benefit from improvements in the products and capabilities JMAPS provides that are critical to today's warfighting needs.
Together, NRL and USNO have assembled the best team of managers, scientists and engineers to execute the JMAPS mission.
NRL's primary responsibility for the JMAPS program is to construct the satellite that has two major elements designed to support the overall mission of collecting pertinent star data.
Upon launch, the spacecraft JMAPS will observe stars for the next 37 months.