Equipment Profiles for Major Items of Engineer Equipment.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The cost of equipping modern military forces has risen at almost exponential rates over the past decade. The increased reliance on sophisticated equipment to improve combat effectiveness and the initiation of the largest equipment modernization program in our military history has focused our attention on the equipment acquisition and allocation process. It is imperative that the military use its limited resources wisely by properly structuring units with the proper items of equipment to accomplish the missions expected in the priority scenarios. The engineer equipment requirement profiles to support the maneuver force in a European Scenario were compared with support capabilities found in typical engineer support packages. It was found that typical engineer support packages do not contain the proper mix of equipment to efficiently accomplish the high priority support tasks needed by the maneuver force within the FCZ. A higher proportion of digging equipment is required in combat engineer units to accomplish the mix of survivability, countermobility, and mobility tasks that have been defined as priority needs. Equipment profiles for major engineer equipment items as well as initiatives for unit design improvements are identified in the study.
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies