Accession Number : ADA323115

Title :   Defense Technology Area Plan.

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

PDF Url : ADA323115

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 421

Abstract : Technological superiority has been, and continues to be, a cornerstone of our national military strategy. Technologies such as radar, jet engines, nuclear weapons, night vision, smart weapons, stealth, the Global Positioning System, and vastly more capable information management systems have changed warfare dramatically. Today's technological edge allows us to prevail across the broad spectrum of conflict decisively and with relatively low casualties. Maintaining this technological edge has become even more important as the size of U.S. forces decreases and high-technology weapons are now readily available on the world market. In this new environment, it is imperative that U.S. forces possess technological superiority to achieve and maintain the dominance displayed in Operation Desert Storm. The technological advantage we enjoy today is a legacy of decades of investment in science and technology (S&T). Likewise, our future warfighting capabilities will be substantially determined by today's investment in S&T.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, RADAR, JET ENGINES, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, NIGHT VISION, MILITARY PLANNING, SMART WEAPONS, DETERRENCE, STEALTH TECHNOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE