U.S. media said the PLA is to train joint combat commanders and staff
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Reference News reported on March 21 Jamestown Foundation website recently published an article said that the PLA is developing more complex joint operations mode. People’s Liberation Army in 2011 a three-pronged approach, including: professional military education reform, for education and training for joint commanders and staff officers; the construction of integrated command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system (C4ISR); joint exercises, tests and inspection concepts and communications systems.
Professional military education reform
article points out that although the development of many years, the People’s Liberation Army in the 2011 self-assessment continues to believe that the joint command methods and communication problem areas, limiting the development of joint combat capability. Recently, an officer said in a commentary on the military media, problem areas still in the development of the integrated joint operational capabilities. These issues include the lack of joint and integrated between the various military services continue to command and control as well as old-fashioned command steps applied to the department using modern equipment.
military’s another article also discussed the issue of command and control, command relationships overlapping in the current command and control framework is the need to be resolved. This article emphasizes the need to maximize the role of vertical command framework, into a better command network, the command layer is reduced to less, more effective integration of the military integration of C4ISR system.
article believes that an important part of the joint combat capability is to develop a number of joint commanders and staffs. People’s Liberation Army has been in the training of military personnel through professional military education reform. Last year, there have been some changes, the People’s Liberation Army in 2011, the restructuring of the military institutions and training focus on improving joint combat commanders and staff training and education.
construction of integrated combat system
has the combat capability of the integrated C4ISR system based on modern information systems, it will be the basis of the People’s Liberation Army joint combat capability . The People’s Liberation Army, said the lack of integration lead to the wheels of the various departments for many years idle, because there is no ability to share joint operations and horizontal communication.
People’s Liberation Army, an important aspect of the comprehensive system of early warning and reconnaissance, command and control, fire supply, network warfare, and integrated support – some aspects of joint training has been tested.
in 2011 a joint exercise the focus is still on the experimental study of methods and construction of the joint command of the C4ISR system. Both of which are the foundation of modern joint combat capability. , Emphasis is placed on direct methods and communication tests conducted joint exercises, this shows that the People’s Liberation Army are still many aspects of problems.
joint exercises to gain experience
major joint exercise conducted by the People’s Liberation Army in 2011, on several occasions invited a high-level observers. The characteristics of these exercises is a joint mission under the command and control coordination or integration of C4ISR systems testing, or both simultaneously. Although the exercises the command of Joint Task seems to still ground forces as in the Air Force and Navy are also a number of joint exercises as a conductor in order to obtain the joint command of the experience.
article analyzes the People’s Liberation Army still exercises explore new theory of joint operations, joint operations and the implementation of this new theory of commanders and staff officers of the education and training reform. However, in the development of joint command and control model, the concept of joint operations in the exercise test, and build an integrated C4ISR system, and to cultivate the leadership of the command personnel of the joint combat missions in the strategic and tactical level problems to overcome these problems take some time.
article said that although the People’s Liberation Army is making progress, but the development of modern joint operations and the deployment of integration in the army of the C4ISR system will take some time. Short-term plan of modernization and military personnel reform to the 2020 deadline, the long-term plan is extended to a much later.share: