Standard Target Materials for Autonomous Precision Strike Weapons
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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Over the years, civilized nations have shown the moral desire to minimize collateral damage and casualties to noncombatants when bombing enemy targets through the development and use of precision munitions. The next generation of precision strike weapons are now being developed to fly autonomously from launch to target. Several guidance technologies are being explored, with advances in high speed digital computers now allowing terminal sensors to acquire the target, correlate the sensed image with a stored template of the target area, and guide the weapon to the target with precise accuracy. To better support these emerging systems, a target material standard and operations concept for mission planning autonomous terminal sensor weapons will be suggested.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Guided Missiles