Accession Number : ADA202352

Title :   Assessment of ADP (Automated Data Processing) for USMC (United States Marine Corps) Fire Support.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Walker, Robert P ; Corliss, Gregory A ; Cheatham, Ernest

PDF Url : ADA202352

Report Date : Nov 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This briefing report provides (1) a review of Marine Corps fire support requirements and (2) an assessment of the capability of existing and emerging systems to meet, or to be adapted to meet, these requirements. This assessment shows that modifications of FIST DMD, LTACFIRE, and AFATDS can each, to varying degrees, meet Marine Corps fire support requirements. Further, an operational assessment of AFATDS could be conducted by the Marine Corps late in FY89 or early FY90; to test adaptability, some new software needs to be developed in AFATDS. Finally, if not otherwise directed, the Army and Marine Corps may implement incompatible data communications protocols for BOM standards.

Descriptors :   *FIRE CONTROL COMPUTERS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, ARTILLERY, MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS, FIRE SUPPORT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE