The Joint Battle Command – Platform (JBC–P) is an Army-led Acquisition Category (ACAT) II program designated by the Joint Requirement Oversight Council as having joint interest supporting Tier 1 Joint Capability Areas of Joint Command and Control (C2), Joint Battlespace Awareness and Joint Net-Centric Operations. The Marine Corps is participating in the Army’s JBC–P program under the authority of the Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command. The Marine Corps merged JBC–P, Blue Force Tracker (BFT), and Joint Capability Release (JCR) into the JBC-P Family of Systems (FoS) to streamline acquisition efforts and maximize synergy between projects.
JBC-P FoS Increment I consists of JCR software, BFT mounted systems, Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Kits, the improved BFT-2 transceiver, and the Krypto Graphic Voice (KGV)-72 National Security Agency Type 1 Programmable In-Line Encryption Device. JBC-P FoS Increment II consists of JBC–P software, which will run on the hardware delivered under Increment I and on new hardware known as Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS).
JBC-P FoS provides tactical input and output of battlefield digitized position location information and Situational Awareness (SA) at the company, squad, and platform level. JBC-P FoS supports the full range of military operations, enables enhanced combat effectiveness of friendly forces, populates the common tactical picture and supports development of the common operational picture. JBC-P FoS builds on the experience of evolutionary development of digital battle command information systems and provides integrated, on-the-move, timely, relevant C2/SA information to tactical combat, combat support and combat service support commanders, leaders, and key C2 nodes.
JBC-P FoS is post Milestone C and in the Production and Deployment Phase.