The final session will address "Battle Management Integration." Briefings will include Air Force Constellation Command and Control (TBMCS, Paul Revere, MC2A/E-10A, 601st C_Test Squadron, GCCS), Navy FORCEnet
(Harry Buffalo), Army Future Combat Systems, and the Global Information Grid.
NMT will address three US Navy requirements--expansion of bandwidth availability, reduction of "top side real estate" and support to network-centric operation via FORCEnet
. The use of multi-band terminals is designed to meet all three.
With regard to the national fleet, the foundation of Sea Power 21 rests with the network-centric capability that FORCEnet
and systems such as cooperative engagement capability offer commanders--an evolutionary but dramatic transition to a force that can share digital tactical information and sensor data seamlessly among ground, surface, submerged, air, and space platforms that are broadly dispersed across an operational theater.
* Future Readiness -- The Navy will standardize the mission capabilities that support the operational concepts of Sea Power 21: Sea Strike, Sea Shield, Sea Basing and FORCEnet
. The Navy will deploy an Expeditionary Strike Group from each coast in 2003.
The Navy recognized this in its formative information-centric initiatives starting in the 1990s with Copernicus Forward, Information Technology for the 21st Century, and FORCEnet
Navy called "Sea Power 21: Operational Concepts for a New Era." (14) Some critics described the three pillars of Sea Power 21 (Sea Shield, Sea Strike, and Sea Basing) as "old wine in new bottles," but with them Admiral Clark introduced a new term, "FORCEnet
," which referred to "an initiative to tie together naval, joint and national information grids to achieve unprecedented situational awareness and knowledge management." (15) FORCEnet
was clearly the next step in the evolution of the Navy's networking capabilities.
Other components are the Navy's FORCEnet
and the Air Force's C2 Constellation.
The Deep Siren technology is critical to the US Navy's first-generation of Undersea Forcenet
communications equipment and will provide real-time communication at speed and depth regardless of the sub's profile.
Blanco, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence and Space, PMW-150 Support Command and Control, Assistant Program Manager for Naval Tactical Command Support System, Composeable FORCENET
, and Theater Medical Information Program-Maritime, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., September 2003 to May 2006.
The platform will also play a key role in the Navy's FORCEnet
architecture via development of the common undersea picture.
Key service network architectures for implementing the GIG are the Air Force C2 Constellation, Marine Corps Integrated Architecture Picture, Navy ForceNet
, and Army LandWarNet.
It provides networks to the Active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and the sustaining base (the people, guidance, systems, money, materiel, and facilities that prepare soldiers for action, take care of their families while they are deployed, and return the soldiers to their installations.) LandWarNet is the Army counterpart to the Air Force's ConstellationNet and the Navy's enterprise network of the FORCENet