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Network Centric Warfare (NCW)
WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN: SUCCEEDING IN 21ST CENTURY BATTLE NETWORK COMPETITIONS  By JOHN STILLION AND BRYAN CLARK

Electronic network communications play a large and increasingly important role in modern life. Over the past two decades, the decreasing cost, increasing capability, and widespread availability of network communications transformed the way many of us work, shop, and maintain contact with friends and loved ones, as well as how, when, and where we access news and information. Widespread use of electronic communications, however, is well over a century old. Successful electrical telegraph ...Read more >

110 Pages
2.92 MB
WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN: SUCCEEDING IN 21ST CENTURY BATTLE NETWORK COMPETITIONS  By John Stillion and Bryan Clark

Battle Network (BN) definition: – A combination of distributed target acquisition sensors (finders and damage assessors), command and control (deciders), weapons (shooters), and the electronic communications linking them together. • Essential BN attributes: – Enable shooters to engage targets they cannot “see” far more effectively than would otherwise be possible – Enable finders to achieve much higher levels of effectiveness as a group than they possess organically – Enable ...Read more >

39 Pages
6.04 MB
CHINESE AND AMERICAN NETWORK WARFARE  By By Timothy L. Thomas

China published a fourth version of its white paper on national defense in December 2002.The document received positive comments from US analysts for its greater sophistication than previous versions. ...Read more >

9 Pages
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A GLOBAL LANDPOWER NETWORK COULD BE THE ULTIMATE ANTI-NETWORK  By Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland

Recent events in Crimea and Ukraine remind us of our inability to predict the future and of that singular characteristic present in more than 25 centuries of documented warfare and conflict ...Read more >

3 Pages
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RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE ON NETWORK-CENTRIC WARFARE  

The reform of the Russian conventional armed forces, announced in the aftermath of the Russia-Georgia War in August 2008, as part of an agenda that became known as the new look cannot be understood, or properly assessed, unless its fundamental drivers are ...Read more >

24 Pages
4.37 MB
CYBER AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL WARFARE WINNING THE KNOWLEDGE WAR BY RETHINKING COMMAND AND CONTROL  

Todays military leaders continue to look for and advance new ways of making warfare highly adaptive to the forces of knowledge of training soldiers to use their minds (brain force) to fight innovatively with novel (although still brute-force) weapons without a centralized, rigid C2 structure to get in the ...Read more >

16 Pages
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NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE : THE PROBLEM OF SOCIAL ORDER  

Network centric warfare (NCW) is becoming the dominant logic of current and future military operations. Network-enabling technologies bring with them a dramatic increase in the quantity of information, the need for constant interaction and a demand for greater ...Read more >

49 Pages
263.18 KB
EYES WIDE OPEN : STABILITY, CHANGE AND NETWORKENABLING TECHNOLOGY  

How can a large organisation, deeply rooted in tradition, order, and control, purposefully embrace change? Add to this eternal test the complexity of rapidly evolving technology and the challenges compound. The ability of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to master the technologies associated with network-centric warfare (NCW) will largely shape its ...Read more >

42 Pages
257.57 KB
NCW : THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD  

In the era of information warfare, net wars, cyber warfare and nuclear backdrop, C4ISR systems should have physical and electronic security, survivability and adequate redundancy so that C4ISR and NCO systems are protected against deliberate or inadvertent, unauthorised ...Read more >

26 Pages
706.63 KB
TASK FORCE STRYKER NETWORK-CENTRIC OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN  

This case study examines the real-world application of the network centric warfare concept during combat operations in Afghanistan. Network centric warfare broadly describes the combination of strategies, emerging tactics, techniques and procedures and organizations that a fully or even partially networked force can employ to create a decisive Warfighting ...Read more >

20 Pages
1.65 MB
NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE*  

Talk based on a emerging theory of how wars may be fought in the present era. Based on research carried out through several books, papers and write ups on the subject. Being follwed by technologically advanced ...Read more >

48 Pages
2.51 MB
NCW SOME CAUTIONARY THOUGHTS *  

IN OUR EFFORT TO CAPTURE THE LEADING EDGE OF THE INFO AGE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT AT NIGHT, IN THE RAIN, ATTACKING UPHILL IN THE MUD, IT IS THE QUALITY OF THE LEADERSHIP, NOT THE SPEED OF THE PROCESSOR, THAT WILL CARRY THE ...Read more >

63 Pages
1.86 MB
BUILDING THE NETWORK CENTRIC ARMY ENTERPRISE : NETWORK AND APPLICATION SERVICES VISION FOR THE CORPS OF SIGNALS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EVOLVING  

The Armys operational vision and doctrine call for rapid network centric capability development. Individual user aspirations are increasingly drawn from the public networks with their rapid evolution into collaborative, media rich platforms. On the other hand, the enterprise requirements favour security and reliability. The Corps of Signals, as the Armys information services provider, needs to grapple with the rapid changes in the demands of enterprise users while ensuring that the ...Read more >

31 Pages
8.42 MB
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