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).
Broader Terms:Army airspace command and control
Narrower Terms:Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
Related Terms:battle command