Information Process as a Part of Command and Control System (Part I)


The change of security situation in the world, international ties and last but not least changes in operational environment, exploitation of new technologies are reflected by changes in defence planning, military organization, forces engagement and operational assessment. Time, flexibility, cooperation in coalition operations, interoperability in technology spheres play incommutable roles together with trained personnel. Command and control (C2) is self-contained system depending on many factors provided by the so-called System of Communication and Information. At present it is the very base for information collection, decision-making process, preparing variants of operation for both commander and his staff. Among others the author writes about Network Enabled Capability system introduced into Czech armed forces. C2 programme is also a part of educational curriculum at Defence University Brno.

Ing. Petr Ryp, Lt.Col. (Ret.) , born in 1966, Military Technical College Liptovský (VVTŠ) Mikuláš, he served in a variety of command assignments, till the level of battalion, he worked at the Air Force Headquarters, Stará Boleslav, as a deputy chief of Operational Department, and after that at the Join Command Olomouc, Operational Section, as a deputy chief for the preparation senior officers, commanders and staffs. In 2002 he graduated from the Battalion Staff Course, dealing with state defence management and combat deployment of air defence (PVO) troops. In 2006, he became a senior lecturer at the Department of State Defence Management, Institute of Operational and Tactical Studies (ÚOTS), Brno; from 2008 senior lecturer for the Institute of Strategical and Defence Studies (ÚSOS), University of Defence Brno. In the year 2010 he became the head of military art group, Department of Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM), University of Defence. Since January 1st, 2011, he has been outside defence department.

Country: Czech Republic


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