Accession Number : ADA293457

Title :   Digitization's Effect on Fire support Coordination Measures.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Algermissen, Robert W.

PDF Url : ADA293457

Report Date : 17 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This monograph explores the potential effects of digitizing the armed forces on fire support coordination measures. Digitization's inherent enhanced speed and breadth of information transfer capabilities increases battlefield tempo, forcing a re-examination of core combat/tactical processes to determine their most efficient execution. Fire support coordination measures are one of the core processes that must be re-examined. This monograph first examines technology's impact on the development and relevance of current fire support coordination measures. Next examined is the current digitization of the battlefield and the battlefield architecture for the immediate future to speculate on the effect that horizontal and vertical integration of the battlefield will have on the fire support system. Current tactical fire support doctrine is examined, focusing on current problems in fire support. Next, force digitization and its effects on fire support coordination measures is analyzed.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *INTEROPERABILITY, *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, *FIRE SUPPORT, LAND WARFARE, IMPACT, BATTLEFIELDS, EFFICIENCY, INTEGRATION, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, MILITARY TACTICS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE