Accession Number:

ADA218671

Title:

The Restructured Balanced Technology Initiative Program: For the Committees on Armed Services, Committees on Appropriations, United States Congress

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The Balanced Technology Program has recently redirected its goals and reorganized the administrative structure of the program office. The new focus of the BTI program is the transition and application to system concepts of those technologies that can prove leapfrog improvements in our ability to fight conventional war. Using a top down approach, goals can be stated in terms of desired operational capabilities drawn from the identification of advanced technologies appropriate for application to those system concepts which will exploit adversaries vulnerabilities. The BTI program is managed through a newly created office, reporting directly to the Director, Defense Research and Engineering DDRE, and through him to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. The Director of the BTI program is now authorized to develop and control the BTI program by direct contact with the Services through the Service Acquisition Executive SAE program. This report discusses both the goals and organization of the BTI program as well as the specific technologies identified as being of particular value for BTI application. Keywords Balanced technology initiative Conventional warfare Military research Smart weapons Focal plane arrays Target acquisition Battlefield management Command and control Systems Armor Antiarmor Microwaves Electronic warfare Special operations Low intensity conflict Advanced armament Battalion targeting system Ship defense Electrothermal gun Defense planning Military budget.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE