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Exploring advanced technologies for the future combat systems program [electronic resource] / John Matsumura ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Matsumura, John.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 79 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps.ISBN: 0833033786 (electronic bk.); 9780833033789 (electronic bk.); 0833030264; 9780833030269.Subject(s): United States. Army | Armored vehicles, Military -- United States | Tank warfare -- Effect of technological innovations on | Combat -- Effect of technological innovations on | Military planning -- United States | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | Electronic books | Small-scale contingencies | Brigade Combat Teams | Future Combat SystemGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Exploring advanced technologies for the future combat systems program.DDC classification: 358/.1883 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
How Much Remote "Situational Understanding" Is Achievable in the 2015-2020 Time Frame? -- What Can Be Accomplished Using a Full Range of Joint Assets Without Close Combat? -- Does Adding Ground Maneuver, Possibly Close Combat, With the BCT Offer Advantages? -- What Are the Implications of Enhanced Air Insertion of the BCT, Such As By Vertical Envelopment? -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Noncombatant Casualties As a Result of Allied Engagements.
Summary: An assessment of technologies, tactics and operational concepts being considered for future army rapid-reaction forces in the USA. It focuses on small-scale contingency and the associated spectrum of challenges that this type of scenario might entail.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-79).

How Much Remote "Situational Understanding" Is Achievable in the 2015-2020 Time Frame? -- What Can Be Accomplished Using a Full Range of Joint Assets Without Close Combat? -- Does Adding Ground Maneuver, Possibly Close Combat, With the BCT Offer Advantages? -- What Are the Implications of Enhanced Air Insertion of the BCT, Such As By Vertical Envelopment? -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Noncombatant Casualties As a Result of Allied Engagements.

An assessment of technologies, tactics and operational concepts being considered for future army rapid-reaction forces in the USA. It focuses on small-scale contingency and the associated spectrum of challenges that this type of scenario might entail.

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