Accession Number:

ADA250037

Title:

The Implications of Airland Operations and Smart Munition Technology on Fire Support

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Some of the futuristic weapon technology that is an essential underpinning to the AirLand Operations concept was employed in Operation Desert Storm. The success of these smart weapon systems indicate an optimistic future for the high technology approach to designing future warfighting systems. It also suggests new ways for commanders to fight at the operational and tactical levels of war. This paper focuses on smart munitions and the role of fire support in AirLand operations. It examines their implications on current fire support doctrine and field artillery structure, and recommends changes based on thou. Intended to compliment analytical efforts to determine future field artillery force structure, it provide a subjectively derived baseline against which emerging data can be compared.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE