Accession Number : ADA258373

Title :   Enhancing Future Warfare with Space Age Logistics.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Stafford, Michael R.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Throughout history, military leaders have found the decisive edge on the battlefield in technological advances. Desert Storm demonstrated the potential of space-based systems as combat multipliers on the battlefield. Like any other combat leader, the logistician must capitalize on the capabilities of the space program. This is especially true considering the more proactive role that logistics leaders must take in the emerging concept of AirLand Operations. AirLand Operations is the umbrella under which ground combat doctrine will bridge from the current AirLand Battle doctrine to the warfighting doctrine of the 21st century. Viewed from the logistician's perspective, the space-enhanced functions of surveillance, warning, communications, environmental monitoring and navigation can significantly improve operational and tactical service support now, possessing unlimited possibilities for giving logisticians the additional flexibility and mobility demanded in the concept of AirLand Operations.

Descriptors :   *AIR LAND BATTLES, *SPACE SYSTEMS, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY SATELLITES, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, WARNING SYSTEMS, BATTLEFIELDS, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE