(3) Air Defense. Tactical air defense
Table 2-1. Battlefield Operating Systems
is all measures used to nullify or reduce the
effectiveness of enemy aircraft or missiles after
they are airborne.
The air defense BOS
comprises three functions:
Process air targets.
Attack air targets.
(4) Command and Control. Tactical
command and control (C2) is the exercise of
authority and direction by a commander over
assigned forces in accomplishing a mission. C2
is a process whereby information is synthesized
prior to decisions and directives.
(5) Intelligence. The intelligence BOS is directed toward acquiring knowledge of the enemy,
weather, and geographical features required by a commander in planning and conducting combat
operations. It is derived from an analysis of information on the enemy's capabilities intentions,
vulnerabilities, and the environment.
(6) Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability.
Mobility, countermobility, and
survivability focus on the combat force's freedom of movement and the measures it takes to protect itself
from the effects of enemy weapons systems.
(7) Combat Service Support. The combat service support BOS is directed toward support to
sustain forces, primarily in logistics, personnel services, and health services. The functions of the
combat service support BOS are manning, arming, fueling, fixing, distribution, sustainment engineering,
and military police support.