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ADS Inc – Tactical Communications: C4ISR Expanding the Grid


We helped put some content together for the latest volume of the ADS Tactical Catalog. In addition to a section of tactical lighting we also prepared some background on C4ISR (Yes, I know that the term C5ISR is coming into vogue but that extra “C” really doesn’t add any value to the acronym).


The communications technology available to our warfighers has made huge advances in recent years. Today’s C4ISR systems offer an unprecedented level of tactical communications, providing boots on the ground access to a global information grid of shared data and information sources. As with all technology, C4ISR systems are constantly evolving in complexity to support these new capabilities. Now, more than ever, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the communications functions required to effectively complete your mission, narrow down the best available solutions, and identify the most efficient way to procure them – whether by upgrading your existing equipment with accessories or transitioning over to a completely new system.


To download a PDF version or order a hard copy of Tactical Vol 10, visit

-Eric Graves
A lifelong shooter and outdoorsman, Eric served in the US Army before retiring from the US Air Force after 21 years of service. After his retirement Eric also worked in industry and has served as the Editor of Soldier Systems Daily since launching the site in May of 2008.


3 Responses to “ADS Inc – Tactical Communications: C4ISR Expanding the Grid”

  1. SSD says:

    Since I know someone is going to ask:

    C5ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

    C4ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

  2. Mohican says:

    Is there any way to get the PDF catalog? It seems you need a customer account to download it and those accounts are only available for .gov or .mil e addys.

  3. lev says:

    Thank you SSD. …and just maybe plain old “C2” was perfectly adequate. Then a bunch of pencil-necked Field Graders got together and decided to grow a silly new abbreviation….not that any of this really impacts ADS, FAO Schwartz to the über tactical, ability to sell millions of dollars of kit. Yay!