1. That set of coordination, assessment, decision, and direction functions normally implemented automatically to execute the selected battle plan, military strategy and tactics within partitioned battle spaces (i.e., a spatial/functional subdivision of battle management). Includes the determination of: (1) what specific objects to intercept in order to implement the selected military strategy, and (2) which specific interceptors to assign to each attacker to implement the selected tactics within the rules of engagement. 2. In air defense, that degree of control exercised over the operational functions of an air defense unit that are related to detection, identification, engagement, and destruction of hostile targets.