Accession Number : ADA307457

Title :   GPS Capabilities for the Warfighter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Dale, Jon C.

PDF Url : ADA307457

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based worldwide navigation system that has a wide range of military and civil applications. The vastly increased situational awareness and accurate positioning capabilities provided by this system act as a force multipliers for today's smaller military. Increased situational awareness, as well as navigation and reconnaissance capabilities will support decisions regarding maneuver and application of forces. GPS will be used to guide weapons and vehicles, support combat identification and search and rescue missions, track troops and supplies, and much more. There are limitations to the system, such as potential signal jamming or enemy use, that must be controlled in order to maintain this valuable asset. GPS is an extremely useful tool which has the capability to greatly enhance the military's warfighting ability. The successful commander must understand the capabilities and limitations of GPS technology to effectively utilize it's many applications on the battlefield.

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, GUIDED MISSILES, POSITION(LOCATION), MILITARY PERSONNEL, DECISION MAKING, BATTLEFIELDS, ACCURACY, IDENTIFICATION, NAVIGATION, LIMITATIONS, POSITION FINDING, SIGNALS, MISSIONS, JAMMING, TARGETING, GUIDANCE, ENEMY, MANEUVERS, RANGE(EXTREMES), RECONNAISSANCE, CIVIL AFFAIRS, GUIDED WEAPONS, GEOGRAPHY, SEARCH AND RESCUE, AWARENESS, SPACE BASED.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE