As this article has illustrated, the use of fire support command and control systems like ATLAS, ODIN, and AFATDS
facilitate this on a near real-time basis.
As the primary fire support system supporting Army battle command, AFATDS
provides expert operators and commanders with situational awareness, battle management, target analysis, and target engagement tools.
The intelligence section mainly uses its AFATDS
to process counterfire missions.
For a description of AFATDS
, see the Raytheon Web site at http://www.raytheon.com/c3i/c3iproducts/c3i060/c3i060.htm.
Advertisements are services that provide data between mission command systems, and which allow data to transfer between the various types of mission command systems (e.g., DCGS-A, AFATDS
, GCCS-A, etc.).
Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS
) Fire Support C2 system is employed by the US Army and US Marine Corps.
This included the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS
), Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS), CPOF, and Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS).
The US Army for some nine years has had the Advanced Field Artillery Data System (AFATDS
), a command-and-control system for weapon systems that is also used by the USMC, and in addition to Germany, the UK, Italy, and France already using the AFATDS
, other countries that are looking to adopt the system include Egypt, Bahrain, Portugal, Australia, and Turkey, said US Army Lt.
James Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, is a contracts manager for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Battle Command and Mission Execution (BCME) program and for the foreign military sales of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS
) program with Raytheon.
Under the so-called FIOP program (family of interoperable operational pictures), JFCOM was directed to incorporate the JTSTM into current systems, such as the Army's AFATDS
fire-control system and the Naval Fire Control System.
The key capability of ABII was near seamless interoperability with the Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (JADOCS) and Advanced Field Artillery Targeting and Direction System (AFATDS
), enabling timely and effective fires against division high-payoff targets.
Periods of instruction cover: the responsibilities of the S6; the responsibilities of the battle command systems integrator; and the capabilities and functions of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2), the Global Command and Control System-Army (GCCS-A), the Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC), the Common Ground System-Army, Battle Command System Publish and Subscribe Services (PASS), the Sustainment Support System, and the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS
), among others.