Accession Number : ADA187875

Title :   Balanced Technology Initiative Briefing to Industry.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (RESEARCH AND ADVANCED TECHNOL OGY WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA187875

Report Date : 26 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : The Balanced Technology Initiative is intended to provide additional support for the development of new technologies which have the potential to increase our conventional defense capabilities. As stated in Section 222 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1987, the Balanced Technology Initiative was established to 'expand research on innovative concepts and methods of enhancing conventional defense capabilities' and for related research to facilitate 'restoration of the conventional defense technology base'. Candidate programs were recommended by OSD organizations, Defense Agencies, the OJCS and by the individual services, and four thrust areas were developed to encompass the chosen programs. The major areas are: Smart Weapons Technology, intended to promote the advancement of technologies that can ultimately provide significant improvements in target acquisition and destruction capabilities for a broad range of munitions; RSTA/BMC3 technology, a category merging RSTA (reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition) and BMC3 (battle management, communications, command and control), which addresses enabling technologies for obtaining, processing, transmitting, and using information essential to the effective deployment and utilization of conventional defense resources; Armor/Anti-armor Technology, intended to be both complementary and supplementary to the recently established cooperative DARPA/Army/Marine Corps program in this area; and High Power Microwaves (HPM), intended to develop a comprehensive understanding of the effects of HPM on tactical weapons systems to assure the survivability of U.S. assets and to place potentially vulnerable enemy systems at risk.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESEARCH, ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION, ARMOR, AMMUNITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, HIGH POWER, MICROWAVES, ARMY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MARINE CORPS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, RESOURCES, DESTRUCTION, THRUST, INDUSTRIES, NATIONAL DEFENSE, RISK, TARGET ACQUISITION, WEAPONS, RECONNAISSANCE, TACTICAL WEAPONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, ENEMY, VULNERABILITY

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE