Joint Battle Command-Platform

Description

Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) is the Army’s next-generation friendly force tracking system, equipping Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics.

JBC-P, fielded to the first unit equipped in May 2015, is the Army’s next generation friendly force tracking system, equipping Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics. JBC-P includes an intuitive interface with features like touch-to-zoom maps and drag-and-drop icons. JBC-P will be interoperable with the Nett Warrior handheld device, managed by PEO Soldier, delivering situational awareness capabilities to dismounted Soldiers. JBC-P incorporates the common hardware solution known as the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS), standardized tactical computers that are scalable and tailorable to the mission and vehicle. Ranging in options from a detachable tablet to a fully-loaded, vehicle-mounted workstation, MFoCS runs not only JBC-P but can also run other software applications, reducing size, weight and power demands. JBC-P builds on the situational awareness capability known as Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below/Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2/BFT), which is integrated on more than 120,000 platforms and is fielded or authorized to every brigade combat team in the Army.

Capabilities

  • Increased accuracy and density of situational awareness to further mitigate risk of fratricide
  • Tactical Ground Reporting System (TIGR) provides Areas, Structures, Capabilities, Organizations, People and Events (ASCOPE) data for mapping the human terrain that allows commanders to plan, anticipate and mitigate operational risk
  • Orders, graphical overlays, friendly, hostile, neutral, unknown, non-combatant SA
  • Free draw, free text, chat and combat messages
  • Sensor integration to enable capability to pinpoint location
  • Hybrid network
  • Improved user interface
  • Electronic Causality Report (ECR)
  • Improved route planning

Last Updated: October 18, 2017