Mounted Mission Command
The next generation of JBC-P, known as Mounted Mission Command (MMC) will leverage the existing JBC-P Program of Record and evolve utilizing a phased modernization approach with four Lines of Effort under the MMC Family of Systems:
- Transport Hardware
- Compute and Store
MMC will be based on open standards that promotes competition and enables the ability to inject new technology every two years. Rather than a one-size-fits-all solution, variants of hardware will deliver MMC capability.
As part of the Mounted Computing Environment (MCE) – one of six computing environments that make up the Army-wide Common Operating Environment (COE) – MMC provides all the movement and maneuver apps but also supports needs of the wider community and WFFs (Integrated COP, Intel, Fires, Engineer, Medical, Logistics, third-party applications providing additional functionality through integration via the MCE software convergence architecture and infrastructure).
MMC will leverage proven, Army investments – the JBC-P hardware and network – and will be deployed as a software-only upgrade to replace JBC-P software. The MMC software will exploit the MMC transport and hardware capability-maturation, continuously enhancing capabilities, security and network resiliency that outpaces adversarial countermeasures and threats. It will provide a common user-experience that enables leaders to lead and fight their formations from anywhere on the battlefield.
Convergence partners leverage the infrastructure and services of MCE to develop WFF capabilities without having to build a complete system from the ground up – resulting in streamlined integration, hardening, accreditation and critical capabilities delivered to the Warfighter rapidly.
- Enables Mission Command On-The-Move (MCOTM) by providing an environment for an integrated suite of platform-based mission command applications and services
- COTS-based application framework built on Android for a simplified / intuitive user experience with embedded help functions for reduced training burden
- Governing standards & common software for common look and feel across the Army Common Operating Environment (COE) enabling critical cross-cutting capabilities
- Provides a Software Development Kit (SDK) framework and infrastructure that enables an application hosting environment of all Warfighting Functions (WfFs) and rapid integration of third-party software
- Improved Situational Awareness (SA) through tactical symbology, graphics, and overlays
- Improved Command and Control (C2) through tactical messaging, chat, instant message, and free text
- Improved on and off-road vehicle navigation with steer-to capability and route planning
- Over-the-air (OTA) updates for maps, software, security patches, and network keys
- Multi-Band path diverse networking with APACE and Smart Routing (4G LTE, WiFi, Iridium, etc)
- Increased on-board and off-board sensor and weapons integration via open standard interfaces
- Assured – Position, Navigation, and Timing (A-PNT)