Improved Elevated Site Marker
Final rept. Apr 1970-Oct 1973
ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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There has been a continuing need for an efficient position marking device for use in heavily forested areas by personnel of all three services. The position marking device must enable personnel on the ground, under a heavily forested canopy, to make known their precise location to friendly and support aircraft overhead. The needs of the three services are similar, but vary according to the function of each. The Naval Air Arm and Air Force require a fast acting, lightweight device that can mark the position of downed airmen for air rescue teams. The Army and Marine Corps depend upon position marking for medical evacuation, resupply and direct fire support and, therefore, require a longer lasting marker. Speed of deployment, while valuable, is not as essential to ground units as for the downed airmen. The development described in the report is of a system designed for ground units and is not directly applicable to the downed airmen problem.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics