Accession Number : ADA295571

Title :   Leveraging Technology to Reduce the Incidence of Fratricide,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Doton, Lawrence C.

PDF Url : ADA295571

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : As a result of that horrible tragedy, once again, the topic of fratricide or friendly fire teemed the headlines. The shootdown served as yet another reminder of the lethality of our war-fighting systems. More importantly, it focused attention on the potential frailty of humans in dealing with high technology and split second decisions. This paper will define fratricide and trace it's occurrence since the 18th century. It will document that fratricide is not a recent phenomena, rather an evolution of the problem of positive combat identification. It will analyze the application of technology in our modern war- fighting systems, evaluating the potential adverse impacts 0 of applying mismatched, non-integrated or incomplete technology to a requirement. The paper will substantiate the criticality of thorough requirements analysis prior to implementation of technology in major weapons system.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *FRATRICIDE, REQUIREMENTS, DECISION MAKING, HUMANS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, IDENTIFICATION, LETHALITY, SPLITTING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE