Accession Number : ADA325335

Title :   Technology to Enhance Special Operations Forces.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMISSION ON ENGINEERING AND TECHNIC AL SYSTEMS

PDF Url : ADA325335

Report Date : 01 NOV 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Special operations forces, though small in number relative to conventional forces, offer national utility along the full spectrum of conflict. Army, Navy, and Air Force special operations forces conduct military missions such as counterterrorism, hostage rescue, humanitarian assistance, foreign internal defense, counterinsurgency, stability operations, unconventional warfare, and direct support to conventional forces. Technology requirements for special operations forces flow from the need to satisfy the missions assigned to these forces. This report focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on Air Force missions and technology requirements.

Descriptors :   *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, STABILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, HOSTAGES, RESCUES, MISSIONS, CONFLICT, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, COUNTERTERRORISM, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, COUNTERINSURGENCY.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE