Accession Number : ADA322530

Title :   Rapid Force Projection Technologies: A Quick-Look Analysis of Advanced Light Indirect Fire Systems,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Steeb, Randall ; Matsumura, John ; Covington, Terrell ; Herbert, Thomas ; Eisenhard, Scot

PDF Url : ADA322530

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The days of U.S. military forces defending a known area of terrain with a large, prepositioned force appear to be drawing to a close. In the future, as in the recent past, the U.S. Army will need to deploy to areas of potential or actual conflict. Furthermore, because time is often critical in overseas operations, the United States must have land forces that can deploy quickly both by air and by sea. The RFPT project at RAND concentrates on the airliftable portion of these forces in the early-entry role. RAND DB-168-A/OSD (Steeb et al., 1996) highlights this project and its recent accomplishments.

Descriptors :   *INDIRECT FIRE, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), QUICK REACTION, UNITED STATES, TERRAIN, ARMY OPERATIONS, OVERSEAS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE