The Web Enabled Temporal Analysis System (WebTAS) Strategy-to-Task Assessment of Kill-Chain Effectiveness (STAKE) coordinates ISR collection efforts with a theater operational-level strategy.
STAKE provides a first-of-its-kind web-based comprehensive operations picture within a collection planning tool. Starting with a strategy-to-task Joint Air Operations Plan (JAOP), STAKE integrates key information components from other theater systems directly into the plan’s objectives and tasks including:
- Commander guidance, indicators, and measures
- Targets on the Joint Integrated Prioritized Target List (JIPTL)
- Theater-wide collection requirements on the Collection Plan
In addition to the linked components listed above, there are other items that are indirectly referenced such as Missions from Master Air Attack Planning (MAAP) and Friendly Order of Battle (FrOB). These and other indirect sources provide collection planners extended visualization and reporting capabilities.
Using STAKE, collection planners leverage the context of the operational plan and integrated target lists to determine where ISR efforts are most needed. STAKE provides a robust capability to nominate and prioritize collection requirements with direct ties to the plan’s objectives, tasks, and strike targets. System integration with PRISM creates a seamless flow of requirements in and out of STAKE for consideration in the JIPCL.
Better Information in the Hands of the Warfighter
At the heart of WebTAS STAKE are robust integration capabilities with the AOC Weapon System. Net-centric services allow STAKE to interface with TBMCS, MIDB, PRISM, IWPC, and other mission-critical systems. Easy to use displays in STAKE leverage integrated maps, timelines, search capabilities, and briefing generation to maximize the efficacy of ISR efforts.
With STAKE, ISR planners have the insight and tools they need to ensure collection efforts are planned and executed in concert with strategic objectives and tasks.
When traditional ISR assets are not available to meet collection requirements, STAKE also provides NTISR planning capabilities. Collection planners can use STAKE to find NTISR-capable missions that match their unique temporal, spatial, and sensor requirements. The resulting mission task requests are then sent to TBMCS 1.1.3 for consideration by the MAAP cell.