Accession Number : ADA324397

Title :   Marine Corps Advanced Technology Development Program. Fiscal Year 1997, Technology Program Plan,

Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Vaughn, David A.

PDF Url : ADA324397

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 355

Abstract : The Marine Corps, in Title 10, United States Code (USC), is tasked to develop, in conjunction with the Navy, Army, and Air Force, those phases of amphibious operations that pertain to tactics, techniques, and equipment used by the landing force. This Technology Program Plan (TPP) covers a broad range of technology thrusts that will lead to new or improved capabilities in a variety of functional areas that support the landing force. The specific technology efforts respond to the needs determined by the first Marine Corps Science and Technology Expeditionary Warfare Roundtable I, the Commandant's Planning Guidance (CPG), dated 1 July 1995, approved Non-Acquisition Category Program Definition Documents (NAPDDs) and emerging concepts and doctrine. Amphibious Warfare (AW) is the joint responsibility of the Navy and Marine Corps as defined in the National Security Act of 1947 (amended) and Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5100.1. Essentially: (a) The Navy provides the shipping, landing craft, and fire support during the initial phase of an amphibious operation. (b) The Marine Corps provides the landing forces and amphibious assault vehicles and assumes the responsibility for its own fire support (aircraft and artillery) once the Landing Force is established ashore. (c) The Marine Corps has the lead for the development of Landing Force doctrine, tactics, techniques, and equipment which are of common interest to the Army or one of the other services.

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MARINE CORPS, UNITED STATES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, NAVY, ASSAULT, CODING, FIRE SUPPORT, AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, ARTILLERY, OCEANOGRAPHY, LANDING CRAFT, LANDING FORCES.

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE