Definition/Scope: Digitizing the battlefield is the application of information technologies to acquire, exchange, and employ timely digital information throughout the battlespace, tailored to meet the needs of each decider (commander), shooter, and supporter…allowing each to maintain a clear, accurate vision of the surrounding battlespace necessary to support both planning and execution. The digitization picture is based on common data collected through networks of sensors, command posts, processors, and weapons platforms. This allows participants to aggregate relevant information and maintain an awareness of what is happening around and among them. Specifically, digitization provides: A common picture of the battlespace in near-real time (situational awareness); Shared data among and between battlefield operating systems; The ability to more effectively and decisively concentrate combat power; High-speed data exchange. Correlation, fusion and display of intelligence information to commanders at all levels; Rapid exchange of targeting data from sensor to shooter.
Broader Terms:Army Digitization Master Plan
Narrower Terms:Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
Related Terms:Army Digitization Master Plan