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