Accession Number:

ADA523686

Title:

Rocket Artillery Launch Spotter (RLS)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A common form of attack during current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq is the use of hit-and-run mortar andor rocket strikes on coalition forces and bases, or on locations associated with the provisional governments in these countries. The insurgents fire mortars or rockets and then quickly escape before their presence is noticed. Rocket artillery can be exceptionally deadly, since the supersonic speeds of these weapons often result in an impact well before the launch is detected acoustically.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE