Adversary battlefield technology means U.S. military must develop new C4ISR, artificial intelligence (AI)

Feb. 6, 2020
While under attack, U.S. systems sometimes fail to have any connectivity; they need communications at least at lower bandwidths.

WASHINGTON – For the U.S. to meet the goals laid out in the National Defense Strategy, especially in Asia, and to realize President Donald Trump’s vision of an open Indo-Pacific, the Department of Defense’s battlefield technology must undergo significant changes, according to a Center for a New American Security report. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 Feb. 2020 -- The report, an independent assessment mandated by Congress in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, proposed the revamping of C4ISR systems as they remain “brittle in the face of Chinese cyberattacks, electronic warfare and long-range strikes.” C4ISR stands for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

The Pentagon’s C4ISR capabilities have fallen behind technologically, as they were developed “in an era when competitors or adversaries could not attack U.S. assets in space or at long ranges,” the report found.

At the same time, a 2019 Department of Defense’s report on China’s military and security developments found that country has prioritized military capabilities with disruptive potential, including hypersonic weapons, counter-space capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI), and C4ISR advanced robotics.

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