Battlespace is a unified strategy to integrate and combine
armed forcesfor the militarytheatre of operations, including air, information, land, sea and space. It includes the environment, factors and conditions that must be understood to successfully apply combat power, protect the force, or complete the mission. This includes enemy and friendly armed forces; facilities; weather; terrain; and the electromagnetic spectrumwithin the operational areas and areas of interest. [ [http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/data/b/ DOD - Battlespace definition] ] [ [http://www.jargondatabase.com/Jargon.aspx?id=435 Military Jargon Database] ]
Battlespace Awareness is the knowledge and understanding of the operational area's environment, factors, and conditions, including the status of friendly and adversary forces, neutrals and noncombatants, weather and terrain, that enables timely, relevant, comprehensive and accurate assessments, in order to successfully apply combat power, protect the force and/or complete the mission. [ [http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/data/b/ DOD - Battlespace Awareness defined] ]
Battlespace Digitization is designed to improve military operational effectiveness by integrating
weapons platforms, sensor networks, UC2, intelligence, and network-centric operations. This military doctrine reflects that in the future, military operations will be merged into joint operations rather than take place in separate battlespaces under the domain of individual armed services.
Battlespace Intelligence Preparation
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB) is an analytical methodology employed to reduce uncertainties concerning the enemy, environment, and terrain for all types of operations. Intelligence preparation of the battlespace builds an extensive
databasefor each potential area in which a unit may be required to operate. The database is then analyzed in detail to determine the impact of the enemy, environment and terrain on operations and presents it in graphic form. Intelligence preparation of the battlespace is a continuing process.
Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (JIPB) is the analytical process used by joint intelligence organizations to produce intelligence assessments, estimates and other intelligence products in support of the joint force commander's decision making process. It is a continuous process that includes defining the total battlespace environment; describing the battlespace's effects; evaluating the adversary; and determining and describing adversary potential courses of action. The process is used to analyze the air, land, sea, space, electromagnetic,
cyberspace, and human dimensions of the environment and to determine an opponent's capabilities to operate in each. Joint intelligence preparation of the battlespace products are used by the joint force and component command staffs in preparing their estimates and are also applied during the analysis and selection of friendly courses of action.
Battlespace Shaping is the military doctrine for the elimination of the enemy's capability to fight in a coherent manner before committing forces to decisive operations. [ [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1997/Lukas.htm DEATH FROM ABOVE: I MEF's use of Marine TACAIR during Desert Storm] ]
*Blackmore, T. (2005). "War X: Human Extensions in Battlespace". University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-8791-4
*Owens, W. (2002). "Dominant Battlespace Knowledge". University Press of the Pacific. ISBN 1-4102-0413-8
* [http://www.jargondatabase.com/Jargon.aspx?id=435 Jargon Database]
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