Accession Number : AD1038754

Title :   How Does a Modern Field Artillery Cannon Battalion Operate in a Degraded, Denied, and Disrupted Space Operating Environment

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2016,30 Jun 2017

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Leinberger, Lucas F

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Report Date : 09 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The Russo-Ukrainian conflict began in 2014, and brought with it an emergence of electronic warfare unexpected by the world, and the US Army. In the following years, gaps in US Army capabilities also emerged. To address these gaps, documents such as Lessons Learned from the Russo-Ukrainian War, and the Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook began to appear. These two documents described what this thesis refers to as a Degraded, Denied, and Disrupted Space Operating Environment (D3SOE). While mentioned in military articles, the term was never defined, or incorporated in to Army doctrine. As a result, there was a delay in response by Army component branches, including the Field Artillery. This thesis seeks to answer, How does a modern field artillery battalion operate in a D3SOE? To answer the question, the thesis begins by examining the current capabilities of a modern field artillery cannon battalion, the characteristic of a D3SOE, and how a D3SOE affects the Five Requirements for Accurate Fire (5RFAF). The thesis then analyzes three cases to determine how well current units and their capabilities meet the 5RFAF. The thesis concludes by answering the research question, and providing recommendations for capability developments in Doctrine, Training, and Materiel to enable a field artillery battalion to effectively meet the 5RFAF.

Descriptors :   digital communications , radio communications , control systems , communication networks , artillery fire , howitzers , mobile phones , lessons learned , fire control systems , military training , military doctrine , military organizations , military capabilities , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE