Accession Number : ADA310991

Title :   Joint Warfighting Science and Technology Plan.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA310991

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 215

Abstract : Since the Korean War, having the technological advantage has been a cornerstone of our national military strategy. Technologies like radar, jet engines, night vision, Global Positioning System (GPS), smart weapons, and stealth have changed warfare dramatically. Maintaining this technological edge has become even more important as the size of U.S. forces decreases and high technology weapons become readily available on the world market. In this new environment, it is imperative that U.S. forces possess technological superiority to ensure success and minimize casualties across the broad spectrum of engagements. The technological advantage enjoyed by the United States in Operation Desert Storm, and still enjoyed today, is a legacy of decades of wise investments in Science and Technology (S&T). Similarly, our warfighting capabilities 10 to 15 years from now will be substantially determined by today's investment in S&T.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, WEAPONS, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, GLOBAL, IRAQ, MILITARY STRATEGY, UNITED STATES, ENVIRONMENTS, MARKETING, RADAR, TERRAIN, JET ENGINES, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, CASUALTIES, NIGHT VISION, KOREA, URBAN AREAS, COUNTERMINING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE