Accession Number:

ADA275968

Title:

STAR 21, Technology Forecast Assessments. Strategic Technologies for the Army of the Twenty-First Century

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMISSION ON ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

690.0

Abstract:

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition ASARDA wrote to the Chairman of the Board on Army Science and Technology in March 1988 to request a study under the auspices of the National Research Council. The studys goal would be to assist the Army in improving its ability to incorporate advanced technologies into its weapons, equipment, and doctrine. The time period to be addressed by the study was specified to extend at least 30 years into the future. The three study objectives stated in the request were to 1 identify the advanced technologies most likely to be important to ground warfare in the next century, 2 suggest strategies for developing the full potential of these technologies, and 3 project implications of the technology changes for force structure and strategy. The ASARDA expressed the belief that the expert, independent advice provided by such a study would help the Army in selecting those strategic technologies that offer the greatest opportunity for increasing the effectiveness of forces in the field. The study would also assist the Army in designing current research and development R and D strategies to ensure that such advanced technologies do become available for future Army applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE