Accession Number : ADA338983

Title :   Space and Electronic Warfare, A Navy Policy Paper on a New Warfare Area

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONSWASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Loescher, M. S.

PDF Url : ADA338983

Report Date : 01 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : As a matter of policy, industrialized nations use technology to facilitate the substitution of capital for labor in warfighting. That is, the policy is to shoot more and fight less. Technological development and insertion has increased the rate of substitution dramatically. Electronics technologies in particular are responsible for the revolution in warfare. They appear in precision guided weapons, integrated surveillance systems including space based systems, high speed decision aids, netted command and control systems, and increasingly sophisticated command and control, communications, and electronic combat systems. Once considered visionary, such capabilities are now reality. As a result, a relatively few important capital targets can be destroyed quickly with profound effect and a new warfare area, Space and Electronic Warfare (SEW), has emerged.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *SPACE WARFARE, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY STRATEGY, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, TARGET ACQUISITION, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, TARGET CLASSIFICATION.

Subject Categories : Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE