Accession Number : ADP001090

Title :   A Fire Coordination Center for Lightweight Air Defense Weapons,

Corporate Author : FORD AEROSPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS CORP NEWPORT BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Cleveland,William C.

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The objective of an ongoing company sponsored program at Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation (Aeronutronic Division) is the conduct of conceptual and preliminary design studies on Lightweight Air Defense Systems (LADS). These systems are intended for use in the mid 1980's by Army Light Infantry and Air Mobile Divisions, Marine Corps Infantry Divisions, and other elements of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Forces. The systems must be lightweight in order to be easily air transportable/air liftable and highly mobile on the ground. They must be self-contained in terms of target sensors, communications and weapons. Operation in a variety of environments and theaters is a prime requirement, including deployment in battle areas where attack from enemy air launched antiradiation missiles is to be expected. The problem addressed in this paper is the configuration of a Fire Coordination Center which can be used at the platoon and/or battery level as an element of a distributed command and control system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Weapon systems, *Symposia, *Fire control systems, Air defense, Antimissile defense systems, Antiradiation missiles, Lightweight, Air transportable equipment, Battlefields, Rapid deployment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE