Accession Number:

ADA433178

Title:

Force Protection Technologies for the 2010-2020 Timeframe

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (ACQUISITION LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2003-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

379.0

Abstract:

The Army Science Board was tasked to investigate Force Protection Technologies for the 2010-2020 Timeframe. Specific areas of interest included 1 Prior Studies, 2 FP issues before, during and after OCONUS deployment, including peacekeeping, peace enforcement, humanitarian and tactical support missions, with special consideration for the complexities of urban environments 3 Advanced Technologies as contrasted with available and near-term technologies in the areas of Command, Control, and Information, Robotics and Automation, Sensors, Physical Protection Systems and LethalNon-Lethal Systems 4 Evaluation of FP Technology contributions by means of Analysis and Modeling 5 Problems and Opportunities involved in International Operations, including commercial, governmental and non-governmental and infrastructure environments. The panels generated many topic specific recommendations relating to Integrated Force Protection Systems. The ASB observed that the greatest enhancements come from system-of-systems approaches. Evidence suggests this is not being done. Many commercial individual technologies are available but not integrated system-of-systems. Limited ST needed. Army should identify single set of senior people CG TRADOC, AAE, DASA ST to focus improvements which are now stove-piped. Major advances can be achieved with other non-technical improvements such as intelligence, civil affairs, training, simulation, etc.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE