Accession Number : ADA327039

Title :   The Arsenal Ship and the U.S. Navy: A Revolution in Military Affairs Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Driesbach, Dawn H.

PDF Url : ADA327039

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This thesis examines one of the U.S. Navy's major capability initiatives aimed at addressing the changed strategic and technological environment since the end of the Cold War. This initiative is Known as the Arsenal Ship. This thesis considers operational concepts for use of the Arsenal Ship; it examines some of the cost and technical issues that have been raised, and it reviews possible alternatives. The thesis concludes that the Arsenal Ship is a viable platform for meeting the U.S. Navy's requirement for littoral power projection to meet the strategic and technological requirements of the 21st century. While there are limitations to the Arsenal Ship, the program is conceptually sound and the Arsenal Ship demonstrator program should be pursued.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *COMBAT READINESS, *NAVAL WARFARE, *SHIPBUILDING, NATIONAL SECURITY, SURVIVABILITY, INTEROPERABILITY, THESES, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, THREAT EVALUATION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, NAVAL OPERATIONS, CONFLICT, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, LITTORAL ZONES.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE