Accession Number:

ADA413590

Title:

What is the Future of Army Air and Missile Defense?

Descriptive Note:

Research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This paper will provide a critical review of the Armys transformation plan as it applies to Air and Missile Defense. This is accomplished by reviewing national requirements, threat, and historical precedent. The Army has traditionally built a land power force to promote and protect our national interests. As the aerial threats have evolved from being aircraft-centric to missile-centric, does the Armys transformation plan provide adequate flexibility and sufficient full dimensional protection for Joint Force commanders and the nation By examining the current status of transformation and defining the anticipated threat this paper will examine specific areas of concern and offer possible solutions in terms of capabilities, priorities, and force structure. It will also provide a series of historical comparisons that are relevant to the evolution in aerial threats that is occurring today.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE