Command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems are a key element in facing the broad range of military missions and operations envisioned for a post-Cold War future.
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.||”|