Accession Number : ADA322502

Title :   Combat Identification Program.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORT MONROE VA

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Report Date : 12 DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : During Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM, the Army established an Office of Combat Identification Technologies (OCIT) under U.S. Army Laboratory Command (LABCOM) to determine what antifratricide technologies were immediately available for deployment to the Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM (ODS) theater of operations to aid in combat identification. Working in concert with the Air Force and Marine Corps, the OCIT was able to identify, test, and deploy several devices to the ODS theater including BUDD lights, DARPA lights, and thermal tape. On 21 March 1991, an Army Acquisition Executive (AAE) memorandum tasked the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) to develop a proposal addressing the following issues: focus of future efforts; projects planned; level of FY92-97 funding planned; and how fratricide/identification of friend-from-foe research and development will be organized and managed on a permanent basis. The Army Combat Identification Systems Office (CISPO) was subsequently established under LABCOM and located at Fort Meade, MD, for management of combat identifIcation efforts. On 21 May 1991, the Army Vice Chief of Staff tasked the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (CG, TRADOC), to establish a task force with CG, AMC, to lay out a comprehensive Army program to address positive combat identification. He stated the Army cannot accept casualties that can be prevented by our own actions to improve combat identification. TRADOC would take the lead in the effort. Guidance included the following: address near and long-term requirements and solutions and detail necessary interfaces with other services and allies; use an integrated approach to address doctrine, training, leader development, organization, materiel (DTLOM), and advanced technology contributions.

Descriptors :   *ARMY RESEARCH, *FRATRICIDE, *IFF SYSTEMS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, IRAQ, MARINE CORPS, MANAGEMENT, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, TASK FORCES, LONG RANGE(TIME), COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, CASUALTIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PROCUREMENT, LEADERSHIP TRAINING.

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