Accession Number:

ADA239885

Title:

Reducing the 'Big Boxes' in the MEB,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Desert Shield and Desert Storm demonstrated our requirement to project power anywhere in the world. To insure the United States Marine Corps remains a viable option for future operations, the Corp must be prepared to meet its expanding mission with less equipment and fewer personnel. A result of this new thinking is a demand to reduce the airlift and sea-lift requirements of a Marine Expeditionary Brigade MEB. One way this reduction is achieved is by replacing the large communication and computer electronic equipment used to support the command element a.k.a. Big Boxes with smaller, more capable systems. The objective of this research paper is to explore the planned reductions of Big Boxes in the MEB and to answer the question are these reductions sufficient This paper examines the current equipment configuration of the MEB and identifies ways in which the Big Boxes in the MEB are being replaced or eliminated.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE