Accession Number : ADA331358

Title :   Aerospace 2020. Volume 2 - Main Report.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

PDF Url : ADA331358

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : Volume II, the main volume, of the report of the NATO Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) study: Aerospace 2020'. This study explored the most advanced technologies, relevant to aerospace, being researched and developed in laboratories today. The study focused on the most promising current technologies and the organisational and tactical consequences they will have at the field and system levels, over the course of the next 25 years. Topics include: a discussion of the impact of proliferation, human-machine interaction, synthetic environments, directed-energy weapons, information technologies, unmanned tactical aircraft, suborbital launchers, hypersonic missiles, and a discussion of affordability issues. Technologies are assessed from the viewpoints of both potential capabilities and threats. Observations and recommendations are presented. Volume III contains technical papers in support of the conclusions reached. Volume I is a short summary of the conclusions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILES, NATO, ENVIRONMENTS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INTERACTIONS, REPORTS, UNMANNED, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, LAUNCHERS, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, HYPERSONIC VEHICLES, SUBORBITAL TRAJECTORIES.

Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Atmospheric Physics
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE