PEO C3T Program Review & Vision Guide

PEO C3T Programs & Capabilities

The Army’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) delivers integrated capabilities that include power, the satellite communications network, radios, command post infrastructure and the applications used to collaborate the battle, share common operating picture data and intelligence, as well as fires planning tools, airspace management, situational awareness, logistics and other capabilities. By synchronizing each of these into the command post, PEO C3T supports decision making for the commander.
Below are brief descriptions of PEO C3T’s main programs and capabilities.

*Program Directorate, Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (PD C-RAM) focuses on leveraging previously procured capabilities to avoid the costly development of new systems. Working with the commander of each Forward Operating Base or fixed site, C-RAM acquires available capabilities to sense and locate sources of incoming fire by connecting and integrating equipment from the Department of Defense inventory.

*Project Manager, Battle Command (PM BC) develops and fields a suite of computer applications that support soldiers who direct specific functional area operations. PM BC and its Army Team C4ISR counterparts have transformed Army Battle Command from several stand alone systems to a synchronized set of capabilities. For example, Army Battle Command System (ABCS) 6.4 is an integrated set of Army Team C4ISR capabilities which let warfighters plan logistics and coordinate fire support, track one another’s whereabouts on a digital topographical map using GPS, access weather information, share intelligence, predict IED threats and manage airspace activity.

*Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) provides generator sets that are the lifeblood for the digitized battlefield capabilities in a command post. PM MEP manages small, medium and large generators, to insure a standard fleet of generators exists across the DoD.

*Today’s warfighters fight in a modular force and require a satellite communications network that is robust, secure and allows them to communicate from any spot on the map.

Project Manager, Warfighter Information Network -Tactical (PM WIN-T) is providing this capability to brigade combat teams as they travel throughout their mission, while enhancing the bandwidth and security required for a military satellite communications network as capabilities and mission requirements increase.

*The fog of war diminishes as the common operating picture becomes clearer. Project Manager, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below (PM FBCB2) provides capabilities so soldiers in separate vehicles can share one another’s visual perspective of the battlefield through Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The terrestrial FBCB2 and satellite version, Blue Force Tracker (BFT), track and display friendly vehicles and aircraft.

*The Special Projects Office (SPO)/Northeast Regional Response Center (NRRC) integrates voice, video and data into platforms in support of domestic, joint and foreign
operations. Its capabilities allow domestic first responders to share information across separate networks and foreign militaries such as Jordan and Egypt to patrol their borders using Army Team C4ISR technologies.

* When a network ceases to function, Warfighters lose access to the critical digitized tools which allow them to “see” and communicate across the battlefield. Program Director, Crypto and Networking Initialization (PD CNI) ensures reliability on the Army’s network by providing warfighters with tools and technologies they need to troubleshoot and maintain it.

*Today’s operational tempo requires an expedient response from the DoD. As each organization develops and field essential capabilities to the Warfighter, PEO C3T’s MilTech Solutions office provides them with the applications and support needed to get the job done more effectively. Among these tools are milSuite, which packages a wiki (milWiki), blog (milBlog) and Facebook-type capability (milBook) behind the firewall to enhance information sharing across the department.