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Combat identification
Author(s): Brian K. Hughes; Clifton S. Fox
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Paper Abstract

The US Army is pursuing a phased program to progressively develop and field combat identification (CID) capabilities across multiple combat mission areas. These capabilities, when combined with battlefield digitization advances and other service combat identification capabilities, will greatly reduce the potential for fratricide and increase total combat effectiveness. The Army program began with quick reaction, `Quick Fix' devices which have been fielded to a large number of operational units worldwide. The next phase will provide a system known as the Battlefield Combat Identification System for ground vehicles, which offers significant improvements in performance and robustness compared to Quick Fix. Follow-on development and demonstration programs address issues such as air-to-ground CID; integration of CID with advanced command, control and communications (C3) systems; integration of CID with advanced target acquisition sensors; CID for the dismounted soldier; and development of advanced technologies for long term CID needs including positive hostile identification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2764, Digitization of the Battlefield, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.242082
Show Author Affiliations
Brian K. Hughes, U.S. Army/Project Manager for Combat Identification (United States)
Clifton S. Fox, U.S. Army/Project Manager for Combat Identification (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2764:
Digitization of the Battlefield
Raja Suresh; William Langford, Editor(s)

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