Accession Number : ADA323593

Title :   STAWs: New Threat from Above: Smart Top Attack Weapons,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMOR CENTER AND FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Boschma, James H.

PDF Url : ADA323593

Report Date : 01 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : New Smart Top Attack Weapons (STAWs) are rapidly emerging in the research world and entering the battlefield, exposing our soldiers to a new threat. We need to develop doctrine, tactics, and a training program to tell our soldiers how they can reduce their vulnerability to this new family of antitank weapons. The performance of the first-generation STAWs is so impressive - and the advances in STAW supporting sensor and computational so rapid - that we must act now to develop a doctrines which addresses this threat. To delay would virtually ensure that American soldiers will face STAW systems without the training and knowledge necessary to operate effectively in the STAW environment.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MILITARY TACTICS, *ANTITANK WEAPONS, WEAPONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DETECTORS, THREATS, ARMY PERSONNEL, BATTLEFIELDS, ATTACK, VULNERABILITY, PROTOTYPES.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE