Accession Number:

ADA022180

Title:

Precision-Guided Weapons,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The first part of this paper discusses enough about the mechanics of these weapons to give the reader a feel for how they work and provide brief descriptions of some of the more important weapons associated with non-nuclear land combat. The brief treatment here mentions only a fraction of current PGM developments it is characteristic of the pace of development that dozens of new PGM types in many countries reach operational testing each year. The second part of the paper focusses on a number of important and so far unresolved implications of the new weapons it discusses their likely effects on force posture and on the conduct of warfare. For example, what is their effect on the relative usefulness of the advanced tank, the complex fighter-bomber, and the big aircraft carrier. What will be the consequences for the organization of land forces, and for their tactics.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE