Accession Number : ADA195636

Title :   Summer Study on Lightening the Force for 1987.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Petrick, Ernest N ; Rock, Elizabeth J ; Adams, Duane A ; Bayer, Albert W ; Blair, John

PDF Url : ADA195636

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This report addresses the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Army Science Board Summer Study on Lightening the Force. The study focuses on the meaning of lightening the force and technologies that could lighten the force while maintaining combat effectiveness. The Panel made recommendations for: a uniform Army definition, a focal point to oversee and prioritize the efforts, lighter man-portable electronic gear, reduced vehicular fuel consumption, greater use of smart weapons, and establishment of a program to exploit long-term technologies. Keywords: Light infantry division;Transportability;Systems integration;Systems approach. (kr)

Descriptors :   *ARMY PLANNING, *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, FUEL CONSUMPTION, INFANTRY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LONG RANGE(TIME), REDUCTION, SUMMER, SYSTEMS APPROACH, TRANSPORTABLE, VEHICLES, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE