Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P), fielded to the first unit equipped in May 2015, is the Army’s next-generation, friendly force tracking system, equipping Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics. It incorporates the common hardware solution known as the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS), standardized tactical computers that are scalable and tailorable to the mission and vehicle. Ranging in options from a detachable tablet to a fully loaded, vehicle-mounted workstation. MFoCS runs not only JBC-P, but can also run other software applications reducing size, weight and power demands.
JBC-P builds on the situational awareness capability known as Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below/Blue Force Tracking, which is integrated on more than 120,000 platforms and is fielded or authorized to every Brigade Combat Team in the Army. The system also includes an intuitive interface with features like touch-to-zoom maps and drag-and-drop icons. JBC-P will be interoperable with the Nett Warrior handheld device, managed by Program Executive Office Soldier, delivering situational awareness capabilities to dismounted Soldiers.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
JBC-P is the Army’s next friendly force tracking system, equipping Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics.
- Enables Soldiers to receive orders, view graphical overlays and obtain situational awareness of friendly, hostile, neutral, unknown and noncombatant entities
- Allows communications between Soldiers, including free draw, text, chat and combat messages
- Provides capability to pinpoint locations through sensor integration
- Offers improved user interface
- Generates Electronic Casualty Report
- Facilitates improved route planning
- Utilizes universal hardware through the MFoCS
- Integrates with Nett Warrior handheld devices hybrid network
1QFY17: Joint (U.S. Marine Corps) Initial Operational Capability
2QFY18: Full Materiel Release
4QFY18: MFoCS Block II Contract Award
1QFY20: JBC-P software transition to Sustainment
3QFY22: Blue Force Tracker 3/Next Gen hardware Operational Test
3QFY23: Full Operational Capability