Accession Number:

ADA350878

Title:

Transition to the Vertical Dimension: Advanced Airfighting Vehicles - The Army's Future Fighting Force.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1998-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Should the US Army of the early 21st Century transition from a ground maneuverer force centered on armored vehicle brigades to faster , more lethal, maneuverable, and survivable air platform brigades On the battlefield of the twenty-first century, air platform brigades will be faster, more lethal, more maneuverable, and have greater survivability than ground maneuver forces. The current Army After Next AAN report proposes that the army ground maneuver force of 2010 and beyond must exploit new systems to enhance rapid - maneuver, increase lethality and improve survivability in the asymmetrical battle Scenarios. Advances in weapons systems, their battlefield employment and the tactics to use them have made US maneuver forces uncontested in this century. We have become so effective at what we do as a maneuver force that we are forcing potential adversaries to resort to other tactics, such as combat in urban areas or asymmetrical forces, to combat our battlefield dominance.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE