Accession Number:

ADA523262

Title:

Army Space Master Plan

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

As proven in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, todays battlefield extends vertically into Space, the ultimate high ground. As a Space-empowered force, the Army now and more so in the Future Force will exploit Space capabilities to enable future force concepts and the concepts of network-centric warfare. Robust Space capabilities enhance information superiority and situational awareness, permitting high-tempo, noncontiguous, simultaneous distributed operations. If the Army is to best exploit Space for 21st century land warfare, joint Space capabilities must be shaped and influenced to provide those key enablers most beneficial to the Army. If you work in the Space field, the aforementioned is well known. However, to many in the Army, the capabilities from Space are taken for granted. Turn on your hand held GPS device and you get your location, turn on your television and you get 200 channels, plug in your satellite radio and you talk to the world. We all know these capabilities dont just happen, there needs to be a plan or roadmap to retain these capabilities while building new or future capabilities or systems. The Army Space Master Plan ASMP is the roadmap for the Armys use of Space. It proposes a vision of Space as a key enabler of multispectrum capabilities to the Army and joint force commander. The latest version, currently awaiting signature, is the follow-on to the first ASMP published in 1998. Using The Army Plan as the baseline, Joint Operating Concepts JOpsCs, Joint Functional Concepts, Army Concepts, and the Army Transformation Roadmap ATR, the ASMP defines the nine key Space functional areas and provides a roadmap to address each of the concepts and capabilities required to support the warfighter in the near term 2006-2011, mid-term 2012-2020, and far term 2021-2030.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE