Accession Number:

ADA415532

Title:

Precision Guided Weapons: Panacea or Pitfall for the Joint Task Force Commander?

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The current proclivity to use PGMs and near-PGMs restricts the inherent flexibility and versatility of airpower and reduces the effectiveness of the Joint Force Commander JFC to fight and win the war in todays rapidly moving battlespace. PGMs, and their counterpart, near-PGMs consisting primary of GPS-guided munitions do not currently possess the capability to meet the needs of ground forces in a timely manner. Additionally, these types of weapons also demonstrate a lack of ability, in adverse weather conditions, to destroy mobile or emerging targets in the same timely manner.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Munitions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE