Tactics and Technology: How Do They Affect Each Other?
MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC
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Research and development of new, revolutionary technologies have been extensive. The resulting military applications will drastically change the tactical nature of the battlefield. To cover every technology currently under consideration would be lengthy and beyond the scope of this paper. Rather, it is the intent of this paper to detail selected technological innovations and their tactical implications. Technological advances in space research will allow us to 1 reduce the reaction time in engaging adversarys ballistic missiles by employing boost-phase monitoring technology 2 establish an overall command and control network for Ballistic Missile Defense BMD by incorporating all of our assets into an overall surveillance and tracking system 3 engage incoming ballistic missiles in a variety of ways, using directed-energy and kinetic energy weapons, both ground and space based and 4 engage the adversarys satellites from ground, space, and aerial-based means, hampering his ability to use satellite systems for surveillance, reconnaissance, and communication.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics