Information will be fused at the commander’s level to avoid information overload and enable complete situational understanding.
Automated event-tracking capability will alert commanders to deviations from the operations plan or to unanticipated exigencies.
Commanders will be provided state-of-the-art collaborative, distributed, real-time decision aids to facilitate informed decisions.
Computer systems will be designed to enable individual soldiers to be recognized by any system and to be uniquely identified with appropriate rank, priority, and information needs.
The FFW will be integrated, interoperable, and interfaced with the unit of action systems and is capable of independent operations with joint assets and firepower.
The FFW will have command and control of organic tactical mobile robots and can interface with Future Combat Systems (FCS) robotic platforms.
The operations plan will be continuously updated with inputs from higher and lower echelons as events unfold.
The command post will be wherever the commander is located, be that location mounted, dismounted, or airborne.
Changes in leadership on the battlefield will be automatically accommodated on the fly to ensure continuity of command.
Automated synchronization of maneuver, firepower, and reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) will be provided.
Ad hoc sensor-command-shooter links will be automatically or semi-automatically established to maximize effective firepower.
Computer hardware will be robust and rugged for operations in the field.
Computer system components will be modular for easy and rapid repairs in the field or for upgrades.
Computers will be protected against hostile penetration with advanced firewalls and other security systems.
Software applications will be robust and flexible to accommodate interruptions in network services and changes in data rates without crashing.
Software will be readily serviced or upgraded in the field via the information network, without on-site technicians.