The Family of Systems concept continues to inform pan-NATO thinking on next-generation C2ISR. Expressed through NATO’s AFSC Programme and USAF’s ABMS Programme, it offers a framework for delivering a networked set of capabilities that can achieve decisive C2 for the multi-domain battlespace.
A half-day session scheduled to permit US and European participation and featuring spotlight presentations from defence and industry, the C2ISR FOS Webinar will address three principal challenges via three interactive panel discussions. The first challenge is one of definitions. The integration inherent in Family of Systems will only be attainable if partners and services across NATO can agree on a unified concept both for FOS itself and the associated concept of “multi-domain”. Shaping those definitions is the joint responsibility of defence and its partners in industry.
Second will be a discussion on autonomy within the OODA loop. The technologies equipped to enable a FOS approach have the potential to accelerate decision-making and significantly ease the cognitive burden on the warfighter, but only if forces can agree on an acceptable threshold for autonomy and overcome reservations that are as ethical as they are technical.
Finally, and most importantly, delivering FoS in practice will require a transformative approach to acquisition. Rapidly-evolving and software-based technologies – critical to FoS and multi-domain C2ISR - do not sit well with conventional approaches to requirements setting and procurement. In that context, this webinar will provide a good opportunity for industry to influence an agile and iterative approach to fielding future capability.
Defence IQ are delighted to welcome you to the latest addition to it’s market-leading C2ISR portfolio. We look forward to seeing you online in September.