Armor Utility in the Future
Individual study project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper briefly examines the future threat and evolving U.S. doctrine with the implications that each have on armored forces. The main battle tank is analyzed in terms of the capabilities that can be measured lethality, mobility, survivability, and sustainability. Armored missions are reviewed and examined to determine the necessity of armored forces as part of the combined arms team of the future. Offensive action, support of infantry and the cavalry continuation of reconnaissance and security are included in the discussion. Armor units and organizations are integrated into the examination of the combined arms. As the U.S. enters the twenty first century, the type of vehicle requirements are developed with the additional criteria of rapid strategic deployment and the impact of new technology. These challenges require a world wide focus with a balanced flexible force structure. In the final analysis armored forces contribute to this balance and provide the combat arms of the future with continuous offensive combat capabilities.
- Combat Vehicles