South Korean army announced that they upgraded command and control system.
According to South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA)’s report, command and control system of the Korean army has been upgraded to improve commanders’ ability to make decisions in real time during combat.
DAPA said that the army completed the second improvement project on the Army’s C4I (Command, Control, Communication, Computer and Intelligence) system and deployed the new version in some front-line troops and military educational institutions.
The upgraded system has new analytical functions, such as the automatic calculation of combat capabilities and recommendation of optimal attack methods, to help commanders make decisions faster, according to the DAPA report.
Korean Army C4I
The system’s production began in December 2018 with a total investment of 103 billion-Won ($85.5 million) Korean Army’s C4I’s first improvement project was materialized eight years ago.
“We have largely upgraded the troops’ response capabilities while connecting existing weapons systems via the network”, said Wang Jung-hong, head of DAPA, adding its deployment in other front line troops will be carried out as scheduled.
Visualizing surveillance, decision-making, and assault processes, and the battlefields through connection, C4I system is the core of network-centric warfare. Meteksan Defense, a leading defense company in Turkey, designs tactical data links that provide reliable and rapid share of information used for various purposes such as command control communications, computers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) for network-centric operation between units that are included in network.