Accession Number : ADA272887

Title :   Reduction of Processing Time Between Intelligence Sensors and Weapon Systems in the U.S. Heavy Division.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Aug 92-4 Jun 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Berberick, Raymond E., Jr

Report Date : 10 MAY 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : This study investigates the possibility of reducing processing times between intelligence sensors and weapon systems in the heavy division. This study uses a comparative methodology. first, the U.S. sensor to weapon system process is described. Second, there is a description of the system used by the former Soviet Army. Comparison and contrast of the two systems reveal that there are doctrinal and procedural methods to reduce processing times. Four options are presented for consideration. The new sensor option can reduce processing times, but there is a lesser degree of control over fires and sensors. The redirect option is questionable and the least effective method. The recon strike option will reduce processing times with minimal effects on control and flexibility. It is also the option with the best chance of incorporation into current doctrine and procedures. The filter option shows promise but depends heavily on technology and may have a major impact on the current process if adopted. The major conclusion is the Army can reduce processing times by changing doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures or by using technology. There is no perfect solution as each option has certain costs or effects on the current system. Intelligence sensors, Weapon systems, Recon strike complex, Quick fire channel, Target acquisition, Target development, Decide, Detect, Deliver methodology

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *RECONNAISSANCE, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TARGET DETECTION, *COMBAT SUPPORT, ARMY, COSTS, DOCTRINE, FILTERS, IMPACT, METHODOLOGY, PROCESSING, TARGET ACQUISITION, TARGETS, VISION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, USSR, UNITED STATES, RADAR RECONNAISSANCE, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, FIRE SUPPORT, ARTILLERY FIRE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE