Accession Number : ADA312477

Title :   A High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System: Projections for the Fire Support Community.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Shirley, Tom L.

PDF Url : ADA312477

Report Date : 01 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : 'The weapon systems we have in support of our light forces are aging-we need to update them' (Rigby 4). This project addresses the issue from the standpoint of fire support (i.e. indirect fire support systems) for tomorrow's early entry and light combat forces. Committed to a discussion of the Army's new High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), this research serves to address the historical perspective, specifications, tactical considerations and finally, overall assessment of HIMARS in the field artillery community. Recommendations for the utilization of the system for the Marine Corps, with more specific applicability to the reserve components of both the Army and Marines, conclude the work.

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *ARTILLERY ROCKETS, MILITARY RESERVES, HIGH RATE, COMMUNITIES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, HISTORY, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, FIRE SUPPORT, COMBAT FORCES, UTILIZATION, ARTILLERY UNITS, FIELD ARMY.

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE