Accession Number : ADA289367

Title :   Army Science Board Ad Hoc Study on Technology for the Future Land Warrior.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Aug 92-Jan 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Montgomery, A. B. ; Godden, Gerald D. ; LaBerge, Walter B. ; Wagner, Louis C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA289367

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This report documents the results of a study to identify high payoff technologies programs to overcome technical and system barriers, and to recommend appropriate demonstration projects. Near term high payoff technologies identified include the squad radio, global positioning systems, a continuous, positive pressure NBC mask blower, the AIM light, and a leg brace for parachutists called LEAP (Lower Extremity Assistance for Parachutist). Longer term technology programs identified include location and target detection, combined arms integration, lightweight power, improved airdrop, NBC and individual equipment, and advanced medical/trauma care. A demonstration program is recommended for each of the longer term-programs as a means to evaluate trade-offs among various technical solution. The report concludes that technology for the Land Warrior is available. Recently completed programs demonstrated that the use of technology for the soldier profoundly improves individual and squad capabilities. Careful planning and testing is needed to procure the right mix of equipment for an adequate number of soldiers to enhance capabilities at a reasonable cost.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *LAND WARFARE, *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, SQUAD LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COMBAT READINESS, MILITARY RESEARCH, MILITARY PLANNING, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, RADIO EQUIPMENT, TARGET DETECTION, PARACHUTISTS, MASKS, AIR DROP OPERATIONS, .

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE