Uniform system tactical control — one of the parts of the network-centric methods of communication, intelligence and warfare. In other words, the implementation of action with an all-encompassing arms, electrical, satellite, aviation, navigation, and other means.
The need for the creation of such systems in May of this year, visiting troops in the suburbs, read the head of the country.
Command and control system on the battlefield, like ESU TK, has long been found in the armies of the advanced countries — the U.S., Germany, France, etc. They were used by the U.S. Army and its allies in the war in Iraq, against Yugoslavia, and are currently used in Afghanistan. Russian army in August 2008, reflecting the anger of Georgia against South Ossetia, and to date, operating in the North Caucasus, waging war on the old-fashioned way. Our system is tied to the Russian GLONASS global system, make about 10 years, but only this year has passed its first testing in March in the Airborne Troops at Pskov, and then in September and October at the sites again made the Western Military neighborhood in Alabino ( Capital Region) and Mulino (Nizhny Novgorod region).
According to chief designer ESU TK Vadim Potapov, his child is in the highest degree of readiness. Positive evaluation of the system suggested by the teachings of deputy chief of the General Staff, Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov and Commander of the Land Forces, Colonel-General Alexander Postnikov. So, showing the system to the President, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, it seems, can fully report that the instructions of the head of the country on completion of the development of TK to ESU in 2010 met, the newspaper notes.
According to the same Vadim Potapov, the level of automation of command and control "we are in 2015 not only catch up, but surpass, not catching up with the leading armies of the world." This, in his opinion, due to the fact that all communication systems and command and control will be transferred to the figure, while in other countries, this process will be spread over a longer string. General designer claims that Russian tactical control systems to monitor the developers have already spread picture of the battlefield in the mode of 3D, pointing out that "this technology in the leading armies of the world yet."
Meanwhile, on the ESU TK in Russian command and the troops have any questions. Anatoly Serdyukov himself only recently announced that his department will buy Russian drones (which are elements of the tactical control system) only under the condition that the defense industry will be able to produce vehicles that meet the requirements of the modern battlefield. As acknowledged by the military itself, until it is decided what drones would be adopted. Dmitry Medvedev put the puzzle army until 2012 change in the armed forces, all analog to digital communications. A Russian defense plans to massively introduce ESU only TK 2015.