Accession Number : ADA275968


Title :   STAR 21, Technology Forecast Assessments. Strategic Technologies for the Army of the Twenty-First Century


Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMISSION ON ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SYSTEMS


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a275968.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 690


Abstract : The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASA(RDA)) wrote to the Chairman of the Board on Army Science and Technology in March 1988 to request a study under the auspices of the National Research Council. The study's goal would be to assist the Army in improving its ability to incorporate advanced technologies into its weapons, equipment, and doctrine. The time period to be addressed by the study was specified to extend at least 30 years into the future. The three study objectives stated in the request were to (1) identify the advanced technologies most likely to be important to ground warfare in the next century, (2) suggest strategies for developing the full potential of these technologies, and (3) project implications of the technology changes for force structure and strategy. The ASA(RDA) expressed the belief that the expert, independent advice provided by such a study would help the Army in selecting those strategic technologies that offer the greatest opportunity for increasing the effectiveness of forces in the field. The study would also assist the Army in designing current research and development (R and D) strategies to ensure that such advanced technologies do become available for future Army applications.


Descriptors :   *ARMY RESEARCH , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *ARMY PLANNING , *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING , ELECTRONICS , LAND WARFARE , OPTICAL DETECTION , MATERIALS , PHOTONICS , LASER APPLICATIONS , LOGISTICS , INFORMATION PROCESSING , ADVANCED WEAPONS , DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS , MATHEMATICS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , STRATEGIC WEAPONS , ARMY EQUIPMENT , RADAR , MILITARY DOCTRINE , DETECTORS , MILITARY STRATEGY , ROBOTICS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


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