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Marine Corps Advanced Technology Development Program. Fiscal Year 1997, Technology Program Plan,

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The Marine Corps, in Title 10, United States Code USC, is tasked to develop, in conjunction with the Navy, Army, and Air Force, those phases of amphibious operations that pertain to tactics, techniques, and equipment used by the landing force. This Technology Program Plan TPP covers a broad range of technology thrusts that will lead to new or improved capabilities in a variety of functional areas that support the landing force. The specific technology efforts respond to the needs determined by the first Marine Corps Science and Technology Expeditionary Warfare Roundtable I, the Commandants Planning Guidance CPG, dated 1 July 1995, approved Non-Acquisition Category Program Definition Documents NAPDDs and emerging concepts and doctrine. Amphibious Warfare AW is the joint responsibility of the Navy and Marine Corps as defined in the National Security Act of 1947 amended and Department of Defense DoD Directive 5100.1. Essentially a The Navy provides the shipping, landing craft, and fire support during the initial phase of an amphibious operation. b The Marine Corps provides the landing forces and amphibious assault vehicles and assumes the responsibility for its own fire support aircraft and artillery once the Landing Force is established ashore. c The Marine Corps has the lead for the development of Landing Force doctrine, tactics, techniques, and equipment which are of common interest to the Army or one of the other services.

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  • Naval Surface Warfare

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