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Communication and command post for the battlefield

 
 
Sunday, April 15, 2012, 09:48 PM
 
Command post and communication ACMAT vehicles for the modern battlefield.

Combat units on the battlefield must have vehicles capable of transporting personnel in charge of the command and the management of forces on the battlefield. Commanding officers are assisted in executing these tasks by specialized staff officers and enlisted personnel. These military staffs are a group of officers and enlisted personnel that provide a bi-directional flow of information between a commanding officer and subordinate military units. (By Alain Servaes Chief Editor Army Recognition)

     
Combat units on the battlefield must have vehicles capable of transporting personnel in charge of the command and the management of forces on the battlefield. Commanding officers are assisted in executing these tasks by specialized staff officers and enlisted personnel. These military staffs are a group of officers and enlisted personnel that provide a bi-directional flow of information between a commanding officer and subordinate military units.
Caiman command post/communication armoured vehicle of U.S.Army
     
In military organization, the command and control is called C2I (Command, Control & Intelligence), which exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of the mission. Command and control functions are performed through an arrangement of personnel, equipment, communications, facilities, and procedures employed by a commander in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling forces and operations in the accomplishment of the mission. All these actions are often conducted simultaneously during the movement of troops into the battlefield. Modern army must have specifically equipped vehicles designed to provide company commanders with an on-the-move command and control capability. Stocked with communications gear and battle management systems, the vehicles are part of an effort to enhance smaller units’ situational awareness and access to battlefield intelligence data.

In recent years, we saw the development of a new military technology connected with the command post and communication systems, the C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance).

C4I systems have traditionally been viewed as the combination of communications, warning, intelligence, command, and information systems with computer network and radio equipment necessary for military decision making and force management. The latest generation of command post vehicles is equipped with a range of systems and applications, such as the Command Post of the Future, Forward Observing System and Tactical Ground Reporting system.
     
The VLRA TPK has the capability to be easily adapted and converted into a command post or communication vehicle by the adding a shelter to the rear part of the chassis. The shelter offers high internal volume which can accommodate a command team and all the equipment for communication and control. The VLRA TPK is available in 4x4 and 6x6 chassis. The flat rear platform of VLRA TPK measures 4.01 x 2 m with twistlocks for carrying heavy shelter or generator, with a payload from 2,500 - 3,000 kg. With the use of the standard VLRA TPK chassis, the command post and communication vehicle maintains the same level of mobility in all-terrain conditions.
VLRA TPK with shelter command post mounted at the rear of the chassis
     
There are two categories of Command Post and Communication vehicles uses by modern armed forces: wheeled / tracked armoured, and light tactical vehicles such as trucks and jeeps. For the past 60 years, the French Defence Company ACMAT provides armed forces all over the world with it's light tactical multi-role vehicle VLRA TPK.

The VLRA TPK has the capability to be easily adapted and converted into a command post or communication vehicle by the adding a shelter to the rear part of the chassis. The shelter offers high internal volume which can accommodate a command team and all the equipment for communication and control. The VLRA TPK is available in 4x4 and 6x6 chassis. The flat rear platform of VLRA TPK measures 4.01 x 2 m with twistlocks for carrying heavy shelter or generator, with a payload from 2,500 - 3,000 kg. With the use of the standard VLRA TPK chassis, the command post and communication vehicle maintains the same level of mobility in all-terrain conditions.

The VLRA TPK offers a quick solution to transform the personnel carrier vehicle into a command and communication vehicle. The six-seat rear compartment can be covered by a fold-down canopy and adjustable hood with a payload of 1,500 kg.

     
The VLRA TPK offers a quick solution to transform the personnel carrier vehicle into a command and communication vehicle. The six-seat rear compartment can be covered by a fold-down canopy and adjustable hood with a payload of 1,500 kg.
VLRA TPK with shelter communication and command post mounted at the rear of the chassis
     

In 2010, ACMAT has launched a new light tactical vehicle at the Defence Exhibition Eurosatory in Paris. The new VLRA TDN-TDE, heir of 60 years of experience in driving Forces in the most challenging terrain, integrates up-to-date technologies. The VLRA TDN-TDE is proposed in two version of shelter carrier 3,500 or 4,500 kg vehicle. With an increased payload, the VLRA TDN-TDE meets the needs of current mobile command post and communication vehicle which carries more large and heavy equipment relative to C4I.

The VLRA TDN-TDE is powered by a Volvo Group EURO 5 emissions compliant diesel engine which provides the vehicle a maximum speed of 110 km with a maximum range of 1,400 km. The VLRA TDN-TDE is proven in the most extreme environments thanks to a drop-frame and all-welded rigid chassis, cold-stamped HEL steel, standardized components, modularity to be used in different configurations.

A lighter vehicle can also be found in the ACMAT range: the ALTV. This vehicles is available as a two-seater single cab or four-seater double cab, the rear part of the vehicle can be accommodated as cargo area. Air transportable and suitable for parachuting, this highly mobile off-roader combines a payload of up to 1.4t with the capability to provide ballistic and mine protection.

The Acmat ALTV can be used as command post and communication vehicle for airborne troops who need lighter, faster vehicles with payload capacities. The ALTV is powered by a 2.5-litre Turbo Diesel Intercooler engine coupled to a 6 speed manual or automatic gearbox that allows it to reach the maximum speed of 170 km/h with a maximum range of 1,600 km. The rear cargo area of ALTV has a payload of 1,400 kg.

 
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