14 septembre 2021 | International, C4ISR

La rapidité du traitement de données, clé des combats aériens futurs

Le Figaro a recueilli les propos du général Lavigne, chef d'état-major de l'armée de l'Air et de l'Espace (CEMAAE), récemment nommé commandant suprême «Transformation» de l’OTAN, ainsi que du général Brown, chef d’état-major de l’US Air Force. Les deux généraux ont confié leur vision du futur des conflits armés, qui implique « rapidité » et « imbrication » accrues. Que ce soit dans des zones soumises à un « déni d’accès » compte tenu de l’étendue des défenses sol-air, ou dans un conflit de « haute intensité », l’aviation « aura toujours un rôle clé à jouer », insiste le général Lavigne. « Nous devons être prêts individuellement, technologiquement supérieurs et certains d’aller plus vite que nos adversaires», ajoute-t-il, avant d’indiquer: « nous devons travailler notre boucle OODA (Observer, Orienter, Décider, Agir) ». En compressant toujours plus les quatre temps de la tactique militaire, les armées occidentales ont progressivement acquis une supériorité sur leurs adversaires. Mais dans des armées toujours plus technologiques, l’enjeu se complexifie. « Nous devons gérer les données plus rapidement », souligne le général Lavigne. 

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