Modern command posts are equipped with the latest technology to
collect, disseminate, share and present information in clear and
informative way CPOF. Current C2 systems offer common office
automation services, template based forms, project-based planning,
simulation and evaluation tools to plan, brief, control and debrief
operations in an effective and timely manner. Large paper-based wall
maps are replaced with video walls, capable of displaying real-time
information of large images, facilitating effective display to a large
audience during briefings and conferences. Yet, more commonly,
conferencing services are used to establish frequent discussions,
routine collaborations between commanders and staffers, taking part in
planning, or periodical briefings and assessments. State of the art
tools are used for such collaboration, including
digital "sand tables"
employing virtual reality tools and three-dimensional "terrain
tables". When the mission requires the integration of multiple sensors
and tactical units in a complex scenario, multi-mission command and
control cells are employed, utilizing special purpose consoles
designed to handle such tasks.
The brigade operates several command posts supporting the commander
and his staff, subordinate units and the specialist branches, assuring
the integrity, availability and flow of command and control at all
time. Among the brigade's command facilities are deployable in tents,
shelters or "expando" shelters, preinstalled with all communications,
computing elements and furniture to enable rapid set-up of the CP.
Other types of CPs include tactical command post, mobile command post
using armored fighting vehicles, and a lean "tactical command party"
which utilizes specially equipped APCs, tactical vehicles or
dismounted C4 kits to support the commander, and a small staff as they
deploy away from their fully equipped CPs.
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