Accession Number : ADA338969

Title :   FY98 Conventional Armament Technology Area Plan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 97-30 Sep 98,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EGLIN AFB FL MUNITIONS DIRECTORATE

PDF Url : ADA338969

Report Date : 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : CONVENTIONAL ARMAMENT S&T IS CARRIED OUT BY THE ARMAMENT DIRECTORATE AT EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL. THE PRIMARY ROLE OF THE ARMAMENT DIRECTORATE IS TO PERFORM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TO TRANSITION CONVENTIONAL ARMAMENT TECHNOLOGIES THAT MEET OUR CUSTOMER'S NEEDS. IN LINE WITH THE THE AIR FORCE'S NEW STRATEGIC VISION "GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: A VISION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AIR FORCE," OUR VISION IS TO PURSUE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEXT GENERATION PRECISION GUIDED CONVENTIONAL MUNITIONS. THEY MUST BE WEAPONS THAT WILL ENABLE AMERICA'S FIGHTING FORCE TO TARGET, SURGICALLY STRIKE AND DISABLE A WIDE VARIETY OF TARGETS. THEY MUST BE WEAPONS THAT MINIMIZE COLLATERAL DAMAGE AND REDUCE THE RISK TO CIVILIAN POPULATIONS AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptors :   *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, RISK, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MANPOWER, AMMUNITION, ARMS CONTROL, VISION, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, GUIDED WEAPONS, AIR FORCE PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE