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