Decentralisation of command and control (C2) of air operations

Recherches & Documents n°16/2020
Philippe Gros, October 28, 2020

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For several years now, in parallel with technological developments to come, many air power stakeholders have emphasised the need, or even the inevitability, of “distributed control” of air operations. This question of distribution or decentralisation therefore represents a challenge for the design of our future system of systems as represented by FCAS and, more generally, for future air operations, whatever the platform. However, the current literature, particularly in French, contains very little detailed analysis of what decentralisation involves. This note thus proposes to contribute to the exploration of this question, mainly from a doctrinal point of view.


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