Precision Guided Munitions. Technology and Operational Aspects.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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In the face of the WPFWarsaw Pact Forces, of overwhelming numerical superiority, it is absolutely essential to utilize, effectively, high kill probability weapons systems referred to as PGMs. The target environment includes such elements as tanks, APCs Armored Personnel Carriers, SPHs Self-Propelled Howitzers, air defense systems, WPF concrete airfield runways. The tactical importance of destruction of this array of WPF ground forces elements with high kill probability weapons is important in and of itself. There are other facets to this tactical requirement. One of these is that the advance of WPF ground forces can be expected to occur at a highly rapid rate unless deterred by high kill probability PGMs. While a PGM would ordinarily be expected to be more costly than conventional munitions, a PGM will generally be far more cost-effective. Author
- Guided Missiles
- Ammunition and Explosives