battlespace (plural battlespaces)
- (military) The conditions of battle, including terrain, weather, infrastructure, etc., considered in a unified military strategy to integrate and combine armed forces for the military theatre of operations.
1993, Armor, page 51:
- The battlespace labs will determine the best ways for armored and infantry forces to take advantage of time, distance, and space on battlefields.
1994, Military Review, volume 74, number 11, Command and General Staff School, page 22:
- In the physical sense, battlespace is that volume determined by the maximum capabilities of a unit to acquire and engage the enemy–capabilities which will be greatly expanded by future technology.
2002, Paul M. Maniscalco, Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences, page 188:
- These elements are now called battlespaces to incorporate the fourth element of information warfare. In essence, cyberspace is formally recognized as permeating all DoD battlespaces.