美特战司令部启动“任务指挥”计划 打造联合全域指挥控制平台(英文)

2020-06-01 智邦网

编译 致远

据c4isrnet网2020年5月31日报道,美军特种作战司令部( SOCOM )计划将所有数据操作员业务集中到单一管理界面显示,使作战人员和国防部统领的联合全域指挥控制系统步调一致、协同互动。

 SOCOM 采办执行官詹姆斯·史密斯介绍,司令部正在启动名为“任务指挥”的新计划,作为记录平台,将各级指挥官所需所有数据信息集中到单一显示界面。

 不用反复使用录像带或多个显示器,SOCOM希望特种作战部队专用的图片及数据均以单一可视化方式呈现。“任务指挥”计划将推动协同一致的指挥和控制,支持特种作战部队(SOF)的联合作战行动。

“任务指挥”将作为正式记录平台计划于2022财年启动,包括开发适应特战部队作战环境的一整套设备、系统、应用程序、数据源和标准。

Special Operations Command wants to put all mission data in a single pane of glass

Special Operations Command wants all of the data operators need presented on a single pane of glass, working as a connecting step between the war fighter and the Department of Defense’s overarching Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort.

According to SOCOM Acquisition Executive James Smith, the organization is starting a new program of record called “Mission Command” that will layer all the data commanders need into a single pane of glass.

“I know when I was in Germany, when I was a battle captain in the brigade, tactical operations center, we still had paper maps and we had a sheet of acid tape,” explained Smith during a virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference presentation May 12. “One had the enemy picture on it, another sheet of acid tape had the blue force picture on it, and another sheet of acid tape had the engineering overlay, and the fires overlay and the air overlay. You get it, right? And by the time you were done looking through all that scratchy acid tape with all the stickies and pencil marks on it, you had no idea what was going on. You couldn’t even see the map anymore.”

Instead of layers upon layers of acid tape or using multiple displays, SOCOM wants all those pictures – as well as data unique to Special Operations Forces like socioeconomics and influence layers – presented in a single visualization. Mission Command will enable a collaborative command and control that will fuse Special Operations Forces’ (SOF) joint function activities.

“That’s where we’re trying to get to with Mission Command, is to give a single pane of glass that gives what we normally would have called the enemy situation, the friendly situation, partner information, engineer, aviation, fires, etc. All of that,” said Smith. “But then to put those SOF-peculiar layers on top of it that I would consider influence operations and things of that nature.”

Smith said Mission Command will launch as a formal program of record in fiscal year 2022. It will include a suite of tools, systems, applications, data sources and standards that will be interoperable across the SOF environment.

Perhaps most critically, Mission Command will serve as a connector between SOCOM’s Tactical Assault Kits and DoD’s larger Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative. The latter seeks to connect sensors and shooters across domains, services and commands in near-real time.

“We have to tie it to the tactical layer below it, which is really for us just the Tactical Assault Kit which is in wide use across DoD, and then tie it more importantly above it to that JADC2 architecture so we’ve got a seamless flow of data and information from tactical through strategic, from Tactical Assault Kit through our Mission Command effort up through JADC2,” said Smith.

Mission Command development will be overseen by SOF Digital Applications, a new program office to develop SOF-unique software and applications.