Department of the Army tradoc pamphlet 525-3-7



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TRADOC Pamphlet 525-7-4

1-5. References. Appendix Ab. Explanation of Abbreviations and Terms. Appendix B.
Chapter 2.
Concept Capability Plan
2-1 Introduction.
a. Why this CCP is needed. There is no current Army concept or plan that takes a holistic view of the Army’s needs from a space perspective. This CCP describes the Army’s collective dependence on space-enabled capabilities and the capability requirements of the Army’s future Modular Force. It provides a basis for the systematic, integrated, and prioritized development of the space capabilities needed to enable the future Modular Force. b Problem statement. The desired conceptual capabilities of the future Modular Force significantly increase the Army’s reliance on space-based systems and space-enabled capabilities. Future Modular Force capabilities such as a pervasive inter- and intra-theater communications infrastructure enabling global communications to Soldier or platform level integrated sensor networks enabling the collection, processing, fusion, and simultaneous exchange of information from multiple non-contiguous locations and precision fire and maneuver are fundamental, space-enabled conditions for effective future operations. In order to achieve these space-enabled conditions, the Army has a responsibility to influence and shape the design, development, and employment of the future Modular Force space-enabled capabilities. c. Traditional Role of Space. The traditional role of space support to land component forces concentrated on the global strategic mission. Operational and tactical applications were piggybacked on strategic and national assets and the services developed means to exploit on-orbit capabilities. Proponents worked with other services, national and joint agencies to develop and leverage the power of space however, there was no real effort to take an integrated approach. d. Future Role of Space. The complexity of joint and combined arms operations envisioned in the 2015–2024 timeframe will place high demands on future Modular Force commanders and organizations. The global explosion in both military and commercial space-based information technologies presents an opportunity to integrate space throughout the echelons of command and across the spectrum of conflict. This global explosion in space technologies also highlights the
Army’s responsibility to influence and shape the design and development of these new
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TRADOC Pam 525-7-4 technologies to ensure the requirements of the land domain force are satisfied. Commanders and future Modular Force organizations at each echelon will depend upon and leverage the power of space in order to achieve the Army’s seven key operational ideas. Technologies and the power of space also represent a threat to the future Modular Force. Potential adversaries will also have access to a widening array of space products and services through commercial ventures or other nations space efforts. It is likely that adversaries will have the potential to deny, disrupt, deceive, degrade or destroy US. access to and use of space capabilities. It is within this framework of space dependence and risk that the future Modular Force must conduct joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operations.

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