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News | Oct. 1, 2020

2020-2 ALSA Over the Horizon

By ALSA Center Air Land Sea Bulletin 2020-2

Fighter Integration (FI) Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (MTTP) MCRP 3-20.0/NTTP 3-22.6/AFTTP 3-2.89

Air Land Sea Application Center released the newest revised version of FI in June. The purpose of the FI MTTP is to provide the warfighter a single-source set of integration standards intended to enhance commonality when operating with multiple types and models of fighter aircraft from across the Services. It establishes baseline intercept contracts with the associated communications plan, bringing cohesion to the battle problem.

The FI MTTP publication addresses air-to-air operations that are not mission specific. Fighter aircraft types include F-15C/E, F-16, F-18A-F, F-22A, and F-35A-C. This publication establishes standards for basic FI execution. The summer 2020 release updates participating platforms, aircraft community standard operating procedures, and communication plans.

The FI publication is classified SECRET and can be found on ASLA’s SECRET Internet Protocol Network portal (noted in the back of this bulletin) and Services doctrine portals.

Joint All-domain Operations (JADO)

The Air Land Sea Application (Center’s) (ALSA’s) top research priorities are Joint all-domain operations (JADO) and joint all-domain command and control (JADC2). The purpose of this research project is to follow the Services as they begin to develop joint, integrated, all-domain solutions to provide operational and tactical warfighters agile and resilient operational and battle management capabilities. The scope of the research includes near term and midterm efforts to develop capabilities at the operational level and below. Future JADO capabilities will build the capability to synchronize hundreds of kill chains in multiple hours, regardless of domain or functional ownership.

Each Service is contributing to build JADO capabilities by holding joint working groups, planning conferences, and operational vignettes. As the Services continue to work together on a joint solution, ALSA will be there to capture emerging tactics, techniques, and procedures as they are established.

The Chennault Events, led and hosted by the Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development, and Education, is a good example of how the Services are integrating. The wargaming events took place in December 2019 at the LeMay Center and included players from each Service and some coalition partner participants. The purpose of the games was to test and refine the Air Force’s concepts in each domain, working as a Joint node able to complete distributed kill chains. The series culminated in the release of Annex 3-1, Department of the Air Force Role in Joint All-Domain Operations, in June 2020. In addition, the Army’s Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate continues to work with Army Futures Command to pull Joint all-domain ideas into Army doctrine as they undergo experimentation and validation.

Let ALSA know where we can get involved.