A Command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems is
|“||a military concept encompassing all the functions and capabilities sought in an advanced communications system.||”|
C4I systems have traditionally been viewed as the combination of communications, warning, intelligence, command, and information systems necessary for military decision-making and force management. These systems provide the command and control (C2) foundation for optimal effectiveness of the forces. However, C4I now includes other areas such as counterintelligence, corporate information management (CIM), and information warfare.
|“||[C4I] systems could make it possible to monitor an adversary, target specific threats, and neutralize them with the best available weapon.||”|