Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.H.05. Rapid Force Projection Initiative (RFPI) C2 . RFPI C2 integrates technologies into a demonstration of capabilities required for a light insertion force that is air-deployable and first-to-fight in a forward or remote area. Increased lethality in a light force is supported by information distribution that is optimized for speed and robustness, with non-line-of-sight weapon platforms. Firing loop performance from target acquisition to weapons firing is a critical item. Early threat warning, decisions, assessment, and resource management are critical C2 related functions to be demonstrated for timely control and sustainment of light force capabilities. A limited TOC capability provides central focus for these functions. A robust network, with a high degree of connectivity, allows the commander to adapt the task force structure to concentrate sensors and firepower quickly as needed. RFPI C2 will be consistent with the Army’s technical C2 architecture. Several demonstrations are planned for FY96-97. Final demonstration (RFPI ACTD) is 2QFY98.

Supports: RFPI ACTD and CAC2 ATD

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Ed Nell Carolyn Nash Chris Kearns
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