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How Does a Modern Field Artillery Cannon Battalion Operate in a Degraded, Denied, and Disrupted Space Operating Environment

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The Russo-Ukrainian conflict began in 2014, and brought with it an emergence of electronic warfare unexpected by the world, and the US Army. In the following years, gaps in US Army capabilities also emerged. To address these gaps, documents such as Lessons Learned from the Russo-Ukrainian War, and the Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook began to appear. These two documents described what this thesis refers to as a Degraded, Denied, and Disrupted Space Operating Environment D3SOE. While mentioned in military articles, the term was never defined, or incorporated in to Army doctrine. As a result, there was a delay in response by Army component branches, including the Field Artillery. This thesis seeks to answer, How does a modern field artillery battalion operate in a D3SOE To answer the question, the thesis begins by examining the current capabilities of a modern field artillery cannon battalion, the characteristic of a D3SOE, and how a D3SOE affects the Five Requirements for Accurate Fire 5RFAF. The thesis then analyzes three cases to determine how well current units and their capabilities meet the 5RFAF. The thesis concludes by answering the research question, and providing recommendations for capability developments in Doctrine, Training, and Materiel to enable a field artillery battalion to effectively meet the 5RFAF.

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2016,30 Jun 2017



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