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network-centric operations

Definition/Scope: A system of intelligence sensors, command and control systems, and precision weapons that enabled enhanced situational awareness, rapid target assessment, and distributed weapon assignment. It is also a theory which proposes that the application of information age concepts to speed communications and increase situational awareness through networking improves both the efficiency and effectiveness of military operations.



Use:

network-centric warfare
shared awareness


Acronym:

NCO

Broader Terms:

BMC2
full-spectrum dominance

Narrower Terms:

battlespace
shared awareness

Related Terms:

C4ISR


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