Heavy Artillery: Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The purpose of this monograph is to answer the question are current techniques and doctrine for fire support development capable of overcoming the challenges posed by future MOUT warfare In doing so this monograph will explore current and future firing platforms, munitions and doctrine to determine if they meet the future challenges of fire support in a MOUT environment. This is important because the effects of collateral damage from area fire weapons are the most difficult to control and in some instances the rules of engagement are such that certain weapon systems become prohibitive to use. With the increased technology and accuracy of indirect fire weapons and the use of smart munitions it may be possible to incorporate fire support systems in a MOUT environment that provides adequate firepower but also limits the amount of collateral damage incurred. Evidence based on historical examples of the use of indirect fire weapons will demonstrate the need to use these systems in a in MOUT environments. Research on doctrinal fires support methods will be accomplished using current FM-6 series, White Papers, and the Field Artillery Journal. Research on MOUT operations will be accomplished using FM 90-10, MCWP 3-35, FM 90-10-1, technical reports on weapons systems, and other associated publications. MOUT operations research will also be conducted through the MOUT web site and the use of numerous secondary sources available through agencies such as CALL. Fire support technologies and doctrine currently under development are capable of overcoming the challenges posed by future MOUT warfare. The fire support community continues to develop firing platforms, munitions, and doctrine that will provide fire support in a future MOUT environment.
- Unconventional Warfare