Automated Troop Control

Automated Troop Control

 

the use of technological devices and systems for the control of troops in training and in combat. The chief automated processes are collection of information about one’s troops and the enemy and information on the degree (level) of contamination of a locality, the air, and the water with radioactive and poisonous substances; the processing, writing up, duplication, and visual representation of information; the production of various combat, technical, and other computations; and the transmission of information to higher, subordinate, cooperating, and neighboring headquarters. A variety of technological devices are used for automatic troop control: automatic information sensors and receiver-transmitters; logical information devices; universal and specialized computers; devices for feeding and retrieving information; installations for visual presentations to groups and individuals; automatic copying-duplicating machinery; television; and so on. Automatic troop control broadens the field of information on the basis of which the situation is evaluated and decisions on combat are made; it reduces the lag of information behind actual developments; it quantitatively and qualitatively enriches the set of algorithms in the work of the command agencies; it reduces the time officers spend on auxiliary processes; and it contributes to combat readiness and efficiency of troops and of combat machinery.

A. E. TATARCHENKO

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