Indian Armed forces Net Centric and C4I2 capabilities

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  1. jatkshatriya

    jatkshatriya Regular Member

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    Let us discuss on this thread the most crucial aspect of modern warfare....seamless connectivity , C4I2 capabilities ( command,control,communications,computing,Intelligence and Information systems) and situational awareness capabilities..Whatever knowledge u guys have plz share as i am really interested in this aspect of Indias future forces.Everything from Closed user group networks to military satellites and radars and other C4I2 systems can be discussed here....i am posting an interesting article i just came across


    NEW DELHI: In a significant national security-related development, the government is moving to build a $2 billion or Rs 9,970.16 crore dedicated,
    highly secure and state-of-the-art optical fiber cable (OFC) network for the Army, Navy and Air Force.

    This will be one of the world’s largest, closed user group (CUG) networks for exclusive use by the million-plus personnel of the Indian armed forces.

    This project was earlier seen as a precondition to vacation of valuable 3G spectrum — used by the defence forces for their weapon and radar systems. But the real strategic need and growing urgency to fast-track the network is closely aligned to India’s ambitions to rapidly build an impregnable communications network for its armed forces.

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) has been asked to prepare a note for the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for getting financial approvals for this network.

    The first step in that direction is an approval from the full Telecom Commission, which is meeting on August 28. The TC comprises the secretaries of DoT, Planning Commission, ministry of external affairs, department of information technology and DIPP.

    Approval has been sought for Rs 8,893 crore to build an OFC network for Army and Navy from DoT budget, and for transferring the assets created to the defence ministry after completion.

    The government has already approved Rs 1,077.16 crore to build Air Force leg of the project.

    This network will prove gainful for PSU firms BSNL and MTNL who have been tasked with building it.

    In exchange for this network, the defence forces will release 25 MHz of pan-India spectrum.

    Govt plans Rs 10,000cr dedicated telecom network for armed forces - India - NEWS - The Times of India
     
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    IAF will take a giant leap in its quest to have an advanced networked warfare capability (NCW) when Air Force Net (AFNET), the system's backbone, will become operational in 10 days from now.

    "We will be dedicating the AFNET, the backbone of IAF's network centric warfare capability, on September 14," a senior IAF official told PTI in New Delhi today.

    AFNET or Air Force Net is a fibre optic-based network on which the Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) of the IAF would ride.

    Once AFNET is enabled, the IAF would rapidly link all its ground, air and space assets to have a complete situational awareness of the area it wants to secure and dominate.

    IACCS will provide connectivity for all the airborne platforms and ground platforms as part of IAF's network centricity and enables real-time transfer of voice, data and images among aircraft, satellites and ground bases.

    "Network centricity involves linking ground, air, and space assets together so as to have complete situational awareness.

    "And what does it provide? A real-time sensor-to-shooter loop, which enables IAF commanders to take instant decisions even as information is shared among platforms and personnel to order the weapons to be deployed," the officer said, explaining the concept.

    "NCW is vital. You cannot survive today for long against a good adversary without the NCW capability," he added.

    Pioneered by the US department of defence, NCW relies on computer processing power and networking communications technology to provide shared information of the battle space among armed forces.

    This shared awareness increases synergy for command and control, resulting in superior decision- making, and the ability to coordinate complex military operations over long distances for an overwhelming war-fighting advantage.

    IAF had got delivery of the Israeli Phalcon airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) -- the air link in its AFNET -- last year.

    The AWACS, a major force multiplier, will provide the IAF an eye in the skies providing advance information as enemy fighter planes takes off, giving enough time for IAF to scramble its own fighter jets to counter them.

    India had in March 2004 signed an $1.1 billion deal with Israel for three AWACS mounted on Russian-made IL-76 heavy lift transport aircraft. Another three AWACS are expected to join the fleet for which orders would be placed soon.

    India is also developing its own AWACS on the Embraer platform and is likely to get three of them as well.
     
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    IAF will take a giant leap in its quest to have an advanced networked warfare capability (NCW) when Air Force Net (AFNET), the system's backbone, will become operational in 10 days from now.

    "We will be dedicating the AFNET, the backbone of IAF's network centric warfare capability, on September 14," a senior IAF official told PTI in New Delhi today.

    AFNET or Air Force Net is a fibre optic-based network on which the Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) of the IAF would ride.

    Once AFNET is enabled, the IAF would rapidly link all its ground, air and space assets to have a complete situational awareness of the area it wants to secure and dominate.

    IACCS will provide connectivity for all the airborne platforms and ground platforms as part of IAF's network centricity and enables real-time transfer of voice, data and images among aircraft, satellites and ground bases.

    "Network centricity involves linking ground, air, and space assets together so as to have complete situational awareness.

    "And what does it provide? A real-time sensor-to-shooter loop, which enables IAF commanders to take instant decisions even as information is shared among platforms and personnel to order the weapons to be deployed," the officer said, explaining the concept.

    "NCW is vital. You cannot survive today for long against a good adversary without the NCW capability," he added.

    Pioneered by the US department of defence, NCW relies on computer processing power and networking communications technology to provide shared information of the battle space among armed forces.

    This shared awareness increases synergy for command and control, resulting in superior decision- making, and the ability to coordinate complex military operations over long distances for an overwhelming war-fighting advantage.

    IAF had got delivery of the Israeli Phalcon airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) -- the air link in its AFNET -- last year.

    The AWACS, a major force multiplier, will provide the IAF an eye in the skies providing advance information as enemy fighter planes takes off, giving enough time for IAF to scramble its own fighter jets to counter them.

    India had in March 2004 signed an $1.1 billion deal with Israel for three AWACS mounted on Russian-made IL-76 heavy lift transport aircraft. Another three AWACS are expected to join the fleet for which orders would be placed soon.

    India is also developing its own AWACS on the Embraer platform and is likely to get three of them as well.
     
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    “A dream has come true for the IAF”, declared Air Chief Marshall PV Naik. “All IAF bases are now inter-connected. And, best of all, AFNet has been completed quicker than any other defence project.”


    Broadsword
     
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    man i just love the americans sometimes....they seriously know how to make war...when u come to think of it..if every platform, every active personal who is in the field...every ship or vesse, every aircraft , every land asset...if all of them are connected ur power multiplies manifolds..i mean iots really amazing..knowing every bit of information abt the battle space....u can plan strategies that are good and effective....india definitely needs to invest on ths front..
     
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    Sure JK!

    While US is a superpower, one who prints its own hard currency and exports it, with 14 trilions dollars (non PPP) economy and number one patent contry (in terms of numbers) is hard to cross over, when we think of our own country. We are getting bits and pieces together and hoping to reach a milieu same as western world, come september 2050.

    I guess the goal is achievable because of our (constant) high GDP growth numbers!
     
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    Re: Indian Armed forces Net Centric and C4I2 capabilities...a new dim

    The Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)

    RFID in Netcentric Warfare Logistics

     

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