Accession Number : ADA473205


Title :   2007-2008 Weapon Systems


Descriptive Note : Reference book


Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (ACQUISITION LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a473205.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 313


Abstract : The weapon systems and equipment described in this reference book represent an essential aspect of our commitment to the security of the nation, the preparedness of the Soldier, and the readiness of the Army. We serve the Soldier, the centerpiece of our combat systems. Our Soldiers are critical to an Army that is serving the nation at war; more than 268,000 troops are answering the Call to Duty in more than 120 countries worldwide, and they stand ready to fulfill all current missions, including homeland security. The Army is investing in recapitalizing and modernizing the Current Force to ensure continuing Army dominance in the face of emerging threats. New capabilities have been fielded to support current operations. New efforts are getting equipment to our Soldiers faster than ever. We are maintaining readiness and improving the capabilities of units returning from and preparing for deployment. In addition, the Army continues to develop the Future Combat Systems (FCS) initiative, which represents the Army's first full-spectrum modernization in nearly 40 years. When fully operational, FCS will provide the Army and the joint force with unprecedented capability to see the enemy, engage him on our terms, and defeat him on the 21st century battlefield. FCS will become the face of the Future Force. The following pages describe our investments in the successful acquisition and sustainment of weapon systems and equipment. As you use this informative resource, however, remember that even the most technologically advanced platforms are useless without the skill and dedication of the American Soldier. Working with Congress, we will strive to provide our Soldiers with the best possible equipment so that our Army will be ready to meet today's requirements and tomorrow's challenges.


Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *ARMY EQUIPMENT , *ARMY PROCUREMENT , MAINTENANCE , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , MISSIONS , LETHALITY , DRONES , PHOTOGRAPHS , NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE , FOREIGN MILITARY SALES , COUNTERMEASURES , LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , PROTECTION , CONTRACTORS , ROBOTICS , DETECTORS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Defense Systems
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Combat Vehicles
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE