Accession Number : ADA293410
Title : Ensuring Adequate Intelligence Support for the Acquisition of New Weapon Systems,
Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Hura, Myron ; McLeod, Gary
PDF Url : ADA293410
Report Date : 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 62
Abstract : Smarter and more accurate weapon systems (e.g., low observable aircraft and precision-guided weapons) are considered to be major force multipliers; however, they require specialized intelligence support. As discussed in our previous work (Hura and McLeod, 1993a, 1993b), standard intelligence products and services and current product dissemination timelines may be inadequate to support such weapons.' Should intelligence assets be enhanced or weapon performance expectations be reduced, or could the weapons be developed and operated in ways to compensate for the intelligence support shortfall, or perhaps operators have other ways to accomplish the missions? It is often difficult to answer such questions. We sought to determine why and suggest some remedies.
Descriptors : *INTELLIGENCE, *ACQUISITION, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, WEAPONS, AIRCRAFT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ACCURACY, PRECISION, GUIDED WEAPONS, SHORTAGES.
Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE