Accession Number:

ADA043619

Title:

New Technology and Naval Forces in the South Atlantic,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

There is a growing belief that new types of weapon systems will have major implications for non-nuclear warfare. The weapon technologies that are mentioned most often are precision-guided munitions, remotely-piloted vehicles, VSTOL aircraft, surveillance and targeting systems, electronic warfare measures and countermeasures, and command, control and communications techniques. One main theme is that the new technology favors defense forces. Large, visible, attacking units, such as tanks, helicopters and attack aircraft, are thought to be more easily detectable by the new sensors and more vulnerable to attack with the new weapons.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE