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Army Battle Command System

Definition/Scope: The Army Battle Command System, or ABCS, provides a set of tools which digitize battle command with the goal of increased lethality and survivability. Leaders in digitized units must therefore understand how digitization enhances warfighting in order to leverage these new capabilities. The objective of ABCS is to provide: a combination of situational information and sensor data; a force-level common database; display of and access to near real-time data; support of the common tactical picture (CTP). The ABCS concept supports the planning, monitoring and control of combat and combat operations at all echelons, from strategic, through operational and tactical levels, down to individual combat platforms. ABCS is a System of Systems. This means that each different ABCS system interacts with and contributes to the mission of the other systems. It is therefore important for all digital warfighters to understand the general roles and capabilities of every ABCS system. The following ABCS systems comprise a subset of systems within ABCS, called the Army Tactical Command and Control System, or ATCCS: Maneuver Control System (MCS), Combat Service Support Control System (CSSCS), Advanced Field Artillery tactical Data System (AFATDS), All Source Analysis System (ASAS), Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS). Additional systems, Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS), FBCB2 and BCCS-A provide additional capabilities. ABCS is the Army’s component of the Global Command and Control System (GCCS).



Use:

ABCS


Acronym:

ABCS

Broader Terms:

Army airspace command and control
Combined Arms Center
force projection
Force XXI
Fort Leavenworth
Ft Leavenworth
Global Command and Control System - Army
logistics
Product Manager Tactical Battle Command
Tactical Airspace Integration System

Narrower Terms:

Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
Air and Missile Defense Workstation
Army Airborne Command and Control System
Army Global Command and Control System
Battle Command Training Center
Combat Service Support Control System
Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below
Futures Center
Global Command and Control System
Maneuver Control System
Product Manager Tactical Battle Command
SINCGARS
soldiers as sensors
Standardized Integrated Command Post Systems
Tactical Airspace Integration System

Related Terms:

battle command
Capability Development & Integration Directorate
Integrated Battle Command Systems
Standardized Integrated Command Post Systems


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