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.
provides fully automated support for planning, coordinating, controlling, and supporting fire.
Chapman, who said the AFATDS
takes about five seconds to sift through all the various firing options, which are based on various parameters, such restrictions from firing on areas where friendly forces are based (for more on fratricide, see "State the Password," JED, April 2004, p.
Integration of hardware, connecting subordinates into the Division networks, and tying CPOF, JADOCS, and AFATDS
into the division intelligence enterprise accounts for most of this work.
All Army Battle Command Systems are available for training at the MTC--FBCB2, AFATDS
, BCS3, DCGS-A and CPOF, to name a few.
An example is the Effect Management Tool developed by Raytheon and the US Army Intelligence & Effects Program Management for the AFATDS
artillery C4I system to display fire mission information and gun-target vectors.
By linking the AFATDS
with the Air Force war-planning command and control system (called the Theater Battle Management Core System), the services can automatically de-conflict their fire missions, said Steve Bohan, technical director for AFATDS
The Digital Fire Control System provides a range of enhanced capabilities -- position navigation and location, gun pointing, information display, and digital integration with the AFATDS
artillery fire control system.
This allowed the Portable MFWS to receive and display friendly graphics transmitted from the AFATDS
, AMDWS, CPOF, and TAIS.
is aimed to integrate and make use of information from different sources to make a common operational picture.