Accession Number : ADA309098

Title :   Revolution in Military Affairs: Operational Fires on the Future Battlefield.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, Michael P.

PDF Url : ADA309098

Report Date : 05 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The revolution in military affairs (RMA)is about change. The U.S. is in the midst of a RMA: a revolution in information, sensing and precision strike technologies. The RMA will allow friendly forces to locate enemy forces quickly and precisely, whether those enemies are agrarian, industrial, or an information age force. The key to the future battlefield is the operational commander's capability to locate, identify, outmaneuver and outshoot enemy forces. The RMA underway today is bringing unprecedented depth, transparency and lethality to the battlefield. The purpose of this paper is to analyze operational fire, sensor, and C41 systems and show that the result of this increased capability is the creation of a 'fatal visibility' on the future battlefield.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *STRIKE WARFARE, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), BATTLEFIELDS, PRECISION, VISIBILITY, LETHALITY, ENEMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE