Accession Number : ADA331568

Title :   The Impact of Advanced Naval Surface Fire Support on Joint Force Fire Coordination

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Bonsall, George

PDF Url : ADA331568

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : This study investigates the impact of advanced naval surface fire support weapons on the development of joint force fire coordination. The U.S. Navy is pursuing the acquisition of surface fire support weapons with extended ranges which reach beyond traditional amphibious objectives. Therefore, doctrine may be required to address the integration of advanced naval surface fire support into ground commanders' operations. The concept is that the acquisition of naval surface fire support missile systems and substantial improvements in naval gun weapon systems will add significant capabilities to joint fire support which may require coordination and integration methods beyond those provided by current joint doctrine. Quantitative and qualitative analysis is accomplished to determine the relative impact of these naval surface fire support weapons systems and assess the relative need for modifications to current joint doctrine. It is suggested that current doctrine may not be sufficient. Further, there is a need for a joint fire support coordination or integration organization to ensure that improvements in surface fire support systems can be accomodated to ensure optimal application of combat power.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL WARFARE, *FIRE SUPPORT, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, THESES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS, NAVAL EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE